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21 May 2019
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A long road to safety, healing for refugee mothers in Iraq

DOMIZ 2, Iraq – “I never thought I would have to start over,” Nermin* told UNFPA from Domiz 2 Camp in Iraq.  She was 21 when she was uprooted from her hometown in Qamishli by the horrors of the... Read more

15 May 2019
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Three reasons why the ICPD matters to you

The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took place in Cairo in 1994. 179 world leaders reached a consensus and adopted a  programme of action, which enshrined individual... Read more

5 May 2019
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Midwives— Defenders of Human Rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2019 Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy,... Read more

30 April 2019
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Caught in the crossfire: Urgent needs in north-east Syria

Al-Hassakeh, Syria – Vulnerable civilians were caught in the crossfire as hostilities intensified in north-eastern Syria in recent weeks. “I took out around 160 pieces of shrapnel from the bodies of... Read more

10 April 2019
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World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019— The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own... Read more

10 April 2019
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UNFPA launches 2019's State of the World Population Report in the region

Marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNFPA, the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health, this year’s State of the World Population Report (SWOP) was launched in the Arab region on 10... Read more

10 April 2019
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Dahab: living through a global transformation

Dahab el-Sayed, 60, lives in a marginal neighbourhood of Cairo. She vaguely remembers the excitement in her city when the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took place in... Read more

28 March 2019
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Statement on the attacks on hospitals in Sa’ada and Taizz, Yemen

Statement by Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA’s Director for the Arab region, in response to the recent attacks on hospitals in Sa’ada and Taizz, Yemen Cairo, 28 March 2019 - We are dismayed about the latest... Read more

27 March 2019
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When caged birds sing: stories of Syrian adolescent girls

Even as some parts of Syria appear to be stabilizing, the crisis has long since passed a tipping point in terms of generational change, and its effects will undoubtedly continue for many years to... Read more

25 March 2019
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Online Poll for Selecting the 2019 Youth Forum in the Arab Region theme

Recently, UNFPA, the United Nations agency for sexual and reproductive health, in partnership with the Mediterranean Forum for Youth and the World Organization of the Scout Movement and other... Read more

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