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22 December 2015
Press Release

Health needs paramount as refugees and migrants stream through Serbia

SID, Serbia – Every day, thousands  of refugees and migrants stream through Serbia, one leg of their perilous journey towards safety and stability. So far this year, one million migrants and... Read more

7 October 2015

Despite trauma, a little help goes a long way for Syrian refugees

AMMAN, Jordan – “I’d just gotten off the night shift,” said ‘Aida*, a nurse, describing the morning her neighbourhood in Ghouta, Syria, was attacked with Sarin gas. “My son called out to me. He... Read more

24 August 2015

Syrian refugee parents take a stand against child marriage

AMMAN, Jordan – Child marriages appear to be rising among Syrian refugees as families grow increasingly desperate under the grinding four-year-old conflict. Alarming reports show that parents are... Read more

14 August 2015

5000th baby born at a UNFPA-supported clinic for refugees in Jordan

ZAATARI, Jordan – When Mohammad and Kholoud Suliman were told that their infant daughter was the 5000th baby born at the UNFPA-supported women’s clinic in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, they... Read more

25 June 2015

Shortage in funding threatens care for pregnant Syrian refugees

EL NABATIEH, Lebanon/DEIR ALLA, Jordan – More than four years after conflict erupted in Syria, the chaos has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Millions of people have... Read more

17 June 2015

In Egypt, brave Syrian refugee promotes opportunities for women

CAIRO, Egypt – “Shake me from my sleep, whisper in my ear, tell me it was just a bad dream,” said Huda,* 22, explaining how it felt to become a refugee three years ago. Back home in Damascus, Syria... Read more

4 June 2015

After being declared dead, Syrian refugee rebuilds life

AMMAN, Jordan – Amir* arrived in Jordan two years ago with gunshot wounds in his back. He had been beaten and even declared dead while his family tried to flee their home in the besieged Syrian city... Read more

29 April 2015

After flight from Syria, refugee women in Iraq find safety, support

ERBIL, Iraq – When 39-year-old Asma crossed the border from Syria into Iraq, all she could think about was the son she was leaving behind. “It was the worst day of my life – worse than all the... Read more

20 April 2015

3,000th baby born at UNFPA-supported clinic in Zaatari refugee camp

ZAATARI, Jordan – When little Obada was welcomed into the world on 6 March, he became the 3,000th baby born at a UNFPA-supported clinic in the Zaatari camp in Jordan. Some 83,500 Syrian refugees ... Read more

31 March 2015

As Syrian crisis drags into fifth year, pregnant women caught in the middle

DAMASCUS, Syria – Sarab’s life changed forever in January, when her husband was killed in a mortar explosion at the schoolyard where he worked. She found herself alone and pregnant at age 23. As the... Read more