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10 November 2020
Press Release

UNFPA cooperates with FOCP to reduce cervical cancer burden in the Arab Region

UNFPA cooperates with FOCP to reduce cervical cancer burden in the Arab Region Sharjah/United Arab Emirates, 10 November 2020 - United Nations Population Fund, Arab States Regional Office (ASRO)... Read more

28 October 2020
Press Release

KSRelief and UNFPA sign new agreement to improve women’s protection services in Yemen

Cairo, Egypt -  28 October 2020 – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief) announced a contribution of US$ 1.6 million today to support the efforts of UNFPA, the... Read more

22 October 2020

UNFPA, Arab States Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh condemn the killing of a pregnant women in Qalqilya, Palestine

Cairo- 22 October 2020 – The United Nations Population Fund, Arab States Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh, is shocked and deeply disturbed by the killing of 24 years old pregnant women in Nabi... Read more

19 October 2020

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020 A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being... Read more

10 October 2020

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020 It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard.  Today, on the International Day of... Read more

7 October 2020

A Decade of Action: Adolescent girls' power!

A decade of political unrest, wars, civil wars, and now a pandemic created a traumatizing reality for millions in the Arab region,currently home to some of the worst humanitarian crises in history.... Read more

4 October 2020
Ishraq says the number of calls to her mental health care hotline have surged since the pandemic reached Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen

Against the odds, delivering mental health support in Yemen

SANA’A, Yemen – Years of war, poverty and gender-based violence have taken a serious toll on the mental health of many women and girls in Yemen. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic... Read more

24 September 2020
A woman receiving Family Planning services. ©UNFPA Tunisia

World Contraception Day: Achievements and Challenges

UNFPA defines unmet need for family planning as the percentage of women of reproductive age (15-49 years), who do not want to get pregnant, or want to delay childbearing for the upcoming period, but... Read more

17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK - 17 September 2020 - A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi... Read more

6 September 2020
The distribution of dignity kits in Beirut. © UNFPA Lebanon

 UNFPA Helps Maintain Dignity of Women and Girls Affected by Beirut Port Blast 

A month after the Beirut Port explosion, essential needs of affected women and girls have changed. Initially, the top priority concerns were safe access to healthcare, food and shelter. Now that many... Read more