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24 March 2017
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GROWING A HEALTHY BABY BUMP IN SYRIA

WFP & UNFPA SUPPORT SYRIAN MOTHERS Women around the world greet pregnancy often with a mixture of joy and apprehension. But to be pregnant while facing the hardships of living in a conflict zone... Read more

12 March 2017
News

Joy amid uncertainty: Syrian women enter motherhood in displacement

DAMASCUS, Syria – Fatima and Rasha welcomed new children into the world on the same day – an experience that would be completely unremarkable if not for their circumstances. Both women are living in... Read more

8 March 2017
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 Universal access to sexual and reproductive health—the key to gender equality

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health—the key to gender equality Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017   Gender... Read more

11 February 2017
Press Release

On the occasion of the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA and Director for the Arab region visit to Syria

Damascus- 11 February 2017 Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, Natalia Kanem has arrived in Damascus today on a 4-day visit to... Read more

25 January 2017
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Women’s needs staggering as winter grips Aleppo, UN convoy finds

ALEPPO, Syria – Women’s health, hygiene and protection needs are staggering in the bomb-scarred city of Aleppo, UNFPA observers reported following a United Nations interagency needs assessment... Read more

3 January 2017
Statement

Investing In Hope For The People Of Aleppo To Move Forward

ALEPPO, 1 January 2017- Numbers and stories cannot convey the depth of suffering endured in each individual case of a Syrian in need in Aleppo. Exactly how many people have left east Aleppo is not... Read more

17 December 2016
Statement

Situation in Aleppo

  Statement attributable to UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin    In the midst of the painstaking efforts to evacuate civilians and rebels from besieged eastern Aleppo, UNFPA... Read more

30 November 2016
Statement

Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016

It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We cannot hope to end the AIDS epidemic when every day almost 6,000 people are infected with HIV. Progress on prevention has stagnated. Since 2010... Read more

24 November 2016
Statement

Executive Director's statement on The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Empowering women and girls requires renewed efforts to end violence and harmful practices Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on... Read more

19 November 2016
Press Release

Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria and the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator

The United Nations is extremely saddened and appalled by the recent escalation in fighting in several parts of Syria and calls on all parties to cease indiscriminate attacks on civilians and... Read more

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