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16 June 2020
Press Release

UN and partners launch guidelines to address the needs of most vulnerable groups during COVID-19

CAIRO, 15 June 2020    Vulnerable groups, particularly women, displaced people, migrants, older persons and people with disabilities, may experience the most harmful impacts of COVID-19. This is due... Read more

11 June 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Arab States to hold media symposium on gender-based violence during pandemics

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the United Nations Population Fund will explore with journalists and experts the impact of lockdowns and curfews on... Read more

2 June 2020

COVID19 Response- PPE Donation to BOUFARIK Hospital

 BOUFARIK Hospital- Wilaya of BLIDA on June 02nd 2020.     UNFPA Algeria team and the Algerian Red Crescent have jointly distributed PPE personal protective equipment to cover the needs of the... Read more

1 June 2020

A matter of life and death for Yemen’s women and girls as funding dries up

Hajjah, Yemen – In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. UNFPA has been forced to suspend the provision of... Read more

28 May 2020

Nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic

This article is a joint collaboration between UNFPA and UNICEF, lead agencies in the effort to ensure the health and rights of all people who menstruate. See a version of this article on UNICEF' s... Read more

22 May 2020

End gender inequality! End health inequities! End fistula now!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2020 Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains... Read more

22 May 2020

Amidst conflict a fistula survivor embraces life again

Marwa* is 22 years old, and lives in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. At the age of 17, which makes her a child bride, Marwa got married, and soon after the wedding, she became an expectant mother. “I was almost... Read more

12 May 2020

Pandemic heightens vulnerabilities of persons with disabilities

UNITED NATIONS, New York/FRANCISTOWN, Botswana, RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities face discrimination, high rates of gender-based violence, and... Read more

8 May 2020

COVID-19 strikes Yemen as humanitarian funding dries up

SANA’A, Yemen – On 10 April, Yemen announced its first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. Since then, 34 more cases and 7 deaths have been reported. Health workers, already stretched to the limit... Read more

7 May 2020

Pandemic threatens communities ravaged by war and crisis, global support needed

AZRAQ CAMP, Jordan/HOMS, Syria/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I invested the first four days of the lockdown calling beneficiaries to inform them of the availability of virtual support,” Orouba Amin, a... Read more