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29 May 2013

Born into Crisis: Unwanted Pregnancies in Syria

ZA’ATARI CAMP - When aid workers with the UNFPA speak to women inside Syria - many of them displaced from their homes and living in cramped collective shelters - they say they would rather... Read more

8 May 2013

Towards Increased Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Syria

NIZIP, Turkey — More has to be done to ensure the health and wellbeing of women and children affected by the Syrian conflict, said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UNFPA, on a... Read more

7 May 2013

Syrian Women Giving Birth in Exile

ZA'ATARI, Jordan — In a tent hospital bed, a Syrian woman who was four months pregnant when she fled her country's civil war cradles one of the newest residents of this dust-swept refugee camp: Her... Read more

22 April 2013

Syria's Refugees: Birth and Life in Zaatari Camp – in Pictures

Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp houses more than 100,000 Syrians who have fled the civil war; 3,000 of those registered are pregnant women. Against the odds, women are adapting to the cycle of life. 13... Read more

19 April 2013

A City That’s Not a City

ZA'ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — A city that’s not a city, Jordan’s Zaatari camp sits just across the border and houses more than 100,000 Syrians. Located in desert terrain, the ground is so white and... Read more

21 January 2013

UNFPA Turkey Provides Hygiene Kits to Syrian Refugees

As the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey steadily increases, another batch of 20,000 hygiene kits provided by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are being distributed to new arrivals in the 14 camps... Read more

17 December 2012

Another Safe Delivery in a Jordanian Refugee Camp

ZA'ATARI CAMP, Mafraq, Jordan— Samira was seven months pregnant when she and her family fled their home in Syria, seeking refuge in neighbouring Jordan. The 28-year old mother was not expecting to... Read more

15 December 2012

Syrian Refugees to Receive 20,000 Family Hygiene Kits

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Turkey has announced that it will deliver 20,000 additional hygiene kits for displaced Syrian families before the end of 2012. Hygiene kits include sanitary... Read more

7 December 2012

‘I Came Here to Listen,’ Secretary-General Tells Syrian Refugees in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey—"I came here to listen” said United Nations Secretary-General  Ban Ki-Moon in Islahiye refugee camp in Turkey today, “but I must say the massacre in Syria should be stopped.... Read more

8 November 2012

Learning Opportunities Help Syrian Women Cope with Camp Life

ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Mafreq, Jordan — Syrian women residing in the are trying to cope with life in the fenced area that hosts some 40,000 refugees, by engaging in several activities organized by... Read more