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5 May 2021
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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
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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

28 April 2021
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Statement on UK government funding cuts

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem   UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has been informed that the Government of the United Kingdom intends to... Read more

24 March 2021
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Supporting the Most Vulnerable Women during Devastating Winter in Syria

Supporting the Most Vulnerable Women during Devastating Winter in Syria Damascus – Syria,   “I feel so safe and peaceful now, I will take care of gorgeous Kareem, my new baby born, after being so... Read more

18 March 2021
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Ten years into the crisis, Syrian women and girls continue to face enormous challenges

Ten years into the crisis, Syrian women and girls continue to face enormous challenges   As the Syria crisis marks its 10th year, the situation is worse than it has been in years. Consistent trends... Read more

16 March 2021
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The world owes Syrian women and girls support and protection

 The world owes Syrian women and girls support and protection   As the Syria crisis passes the decade mark, the absence of a political solution signals a grim reality: more people, particularly women... Read more

15 March 2021
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The Syrian crisis has reached a tragic anniversary: 10 years of ceaseless conflict. © UNFPA Syria

Syria’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls

DAMASCUS, Syria – This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half the country’s entire... Read more

15 March 2021
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Syria’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls

DAMASCUS, Syria – This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half the country’s entire... Read more

8 March 2021
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem - International Women’s Day

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021   All over the world,... Read more

3 February 2021
Press Release

UN sexual and reproductive health agency welcomes USA intention to reinstate funding: millions of women and girls will benefit

New York / Washington DC, 28 January 2021. The President of the United States today announced his intention to restore US funding to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.... Read more

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