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20 March 2019

#AWomanEvenHere: the story of Reem, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan

Despite her best efforts to build a life out of the ruin, Reem, 26, is grappling with an unshakable anxiety about her future as a refugee. She tried to do everything right. She waited and did not let... Read more

13 March 2019

#AWomanEvenHere: the story of Dalal from Syria

Dalal was a child when the war broke out in Syria. Now, at 20 years old, she’s internally displaced, a widow, and the sole provider for her only son.  “I worry all the time about how I will raise him... Read more

9 March 2019

#AWomanEvenHere: the story of Nadia from Iraq

Nadia was only 16 when she grabbed her toddler and fled her house in Huwaija, Iraq, while five months pregnant. ISIS had taken over their town two years earlier and, on this fateful night, persistent... Read more

4 March 2019

#AWomanEvenHere: Sahar’s story from Gaza

Sahar El Nabaheen was born into a humanitarian crisis that has only gotten worse over the years. In addition to the violence, the fear and the uncertainty that are part and parcel of what it is to... Read more

27 February 2019
Press Release

Ahead of the Brussels III Conference, the European Union, UN Women and UNFPA call for stronger measures to address the needs of Syrian women and girls

27 February, Amman- As the international community prepares for the Brussels III Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, the European Union (EU), UN Women and UNFPA organized a... Read more

26 February 2019

#AWomanEvenHere: the story of Sahar from Yemen

In her small house in Aden, Sahar Salem spoke of the war in Yemen, the closed shops and empty bakeries, the silent taps with no running water, the one hospital women sometimes fail to reach before it... Read more

21 February 2019

#AWomanEvenHere: Arab women in humanitarian emergencies

Wars are usually associated with images of violence and grief, with once-safe homes crumbling as tent cities go up. The sounds of bombing and wailing can easily drown out most other voices. Women... Read more

10 February 2019
Press Release

UNFPA opens an office in the International Humanitarian City in Dubai

Dubai, February 10, 2019- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund opened a new liaison and partnerships office in Dubai’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).... Read more

6 February 2019

Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more

21 January 2019

Young innovators share their successes and aspirations in UNFPA’s first Arab Youth Forum

The Arab Youth Forum recently organized by UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, brought together over 200 young participants from across the region to exchange experiences and find... Read more