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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

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

23 May 2021

Government of Italy and UNDP, with FAO and UNFPA, have joined hands to boost resilience activities in South Eastern Deir ez-Zour governorate in Syria

    Damascus, 22 May 2021- As part of the integrated response to the “crisis within the crisis” in Syria, the Government of Italy and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), jointly with the... Read more

13 May 2021

UNFPA calls all parties to ensure the full protection of women and adolescent girls

Cairo, 13 May 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund is alarmed by the number of civilian casualties, including children and women caused by the current escalation between the Israelis and the... Read more

5 May 2021

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

4 May 2021

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

  Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2021   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote... Read more