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10 April 2019

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

28 March 2019

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

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

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

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