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28 November 2021

Joint Statement on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Joint Statement on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence by Imran Riza, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Arab states... Read more

25 November 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day to End Violence against Women

25 November 2021    Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women and girls. What could possibly happen, at home... Read more

19 August 2021
Press Release

Syria: €3 million in EU humanitarian support for UNFPA’s assistance to women and girls

After years of instability and with an economy on the verge of collapse, funding shortfalls, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the humanitarian situation for women and girls in Syria is worse than ever.... Read more

12 July 2021
Press Release

The UNFPA contributes to the operationalization of Al Baath University Hospital in Homs

Syria, Homs, Monday 12th of July, today, the UNFPA Country Representative has joined the Prime Minister of Syria, in the opening ceremony of Al Baath University Hospital in Homs.  Mr. Husein Arnous... Read more

9 July 2021

World Population Day Statement

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population. For some, it has led some to postpone childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies. ... Read more

1 July 2021

UNFPA & EU Work to Meet the Urgent Reproductive Health Needs of Women in Rural Areas

"I suffer greatly from the road to Aleppo city and I wait for long hours until I reach any clinic to check up my health and my family’s health, in addition to the costs of treatment which are... Read more

20 June 2021

Joint Statement by Muhannad Hadi, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis and Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Regional Director

Amman and Cairo, 19 June 2021 - Today, as we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we firmly reiterate the United Nation’s commitment to making the prevention... Read more

15 June 2021

Statement of the Regional Director on the killing of a young pregnant wife in Palestine

Cairo, 14 June 2021 – UNFPA Arab States Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh, condemned the killing of a young pregnant woman in Khan Yunis, Palestine. "This type of heinous crimes is not acceptable... Read more

2 June 2021

Women and girls share their first experiences with menstruation

Cairo, 1 June 2021 - Women and girls from the Arab region participated in a campaign led by Mariam, UNFPA Arab States Regional Office’s Virtual Ambassador, to break the silence on taboo, shame,... Read more

27 May 2021

Women and girls share with Mariam their first experience with menstruation

Mariam, the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office Digital Ambassador, signalled the beginning of a new story for adolescent girls in the Arab region, she aims to raise awareness on, and end all harmful... Read more