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15 June 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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