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1 November 2021
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IN SEARCH OF A DIGNIFIED LIFE - HANAA’S JOURNEY DEMONSTRATES THE TRUE MEANING OF RESILIENCE

“I only wanted to live with dignity,” said Hanaa, a 35-year-old survivor of gender-based violence who recently received support at a UNFPA- supported Safe Space. Hanaa lost her mother at the age of... Read more

7 October 2021
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Health workers provide information and care the Daraa National Hospital © UNFPA/SFPA

Saving the lives of pregnant women amid escalating conflict in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria – “It was the worst experience of our lives, especially after ten years of crisis in Syria,” said Najwa* about her recent life-threatening ordeal, which exemplified how maternal and... Read more

1 October 2021
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Supporting Women and Girls in Aleppo

“When we returned, life was difficult due to the massive destruction in the area and the absence of basic health services,” recalls Rasha, one of the pregnant women from DeirHafir, Aleppo, who are... Read more

1 September 2021
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‘AS THOUGH I HAVE BEEN REBORN’ - DESPITE HER DISABILITY, DUHA STRIVES TO ACHIEVE HER DREAMS

“I have always longed to hear the sounds that others may take for granted,” explains Duha, a a15-year-old girl with a hearing disability who lives in rural Damascus. “Sounds like rain falling on the... Read more

19 August 2021
Press Release

Syria: €3 million in EU humanitarian support for UNFPA’s assistance to women and girls

After years of instability and with an economy on the verge of collapse, funding shortfalls, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the humanitarian situation for women and girls in Syria is worse than ever.... Read more

12 July 2021
Press Release

The UNFPA contributes to the operationalization of Al Baath University Hospital in Homs

Syria, Homs, Monday 12th of July, today, the UNFPA Country Representative has joined the Prime Minister of Syria, in the opening ceremony of Al Baath University Hospital in Homs.  Mr. Husein Arnous... Read more

9 July 2021
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World Population Day Statement

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population. For some, it has led some to postpone childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies. ... Read more

1 July 2021
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UNFPA & EU Work to Meet the Urgent Reproductive Health Needs of Women in Rural Areas

"I suffer greatly from the road to Aleppo city and I wait for long hours until I reach any clinic to check up my health and my family’s health, in addition to the costs of treatment which are... Read more

20 June 2021
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Joint Statement by Muhannad Hadi, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis and Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Regional Director

Amman and Cairo, 19 June 2021 - Today, as we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we firmly reiterate the United Nation’s commitment to making the prevention... Read more

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

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