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2 June 2020
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Maysah Shalaldeh, a social worker, provides counselling over the phone. Maysah Shalaldeh, a social worker

Demand for counselling services spikes in Palestine amid COVID-19 lockdown

  GAZA STRIP, Palestine – “Sometimes I feel that this is a nightmare that I will eventually wake up from, but the nightmare is never-ending and I do not know how much longer I can handle this,” T.C... Read more

29 May 2020
News

Generation Unlimited in Palestine

UNFPA, UNICEF, and UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Empowerment and other national partners, continued the implementation of Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge remotely... Read more

27 May 2020
News
UNFPA supports the continuity of sexual and reproductive health services

Midwifery in the time of COVID-19: a young midwife’s contributions

This profession is so human, so sacred So says Isra’ Durra, 27, a midwife from the Gaza Strip. Isra graduated with a Bachelor in Midwifery in 2014. She was never in doubt about her chosen profession... Read more

7 May 2020
Press Release

With generous contribution from the Government of Canada

  With a Generous Contribution from the Government of Canada UNFPA to Implement a Programme on Preventing and Responding to Gender Based Violence and Providing Life Saving Sexual and Reproductive... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

  Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020   As the... Read more

4 May 2020
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The pandemic has introduced danger and uncertainty to the start of motherhood. Clockwise from top left: © UNFPA DRC, © China Maternal and Child Health Association, © Ethiopian Midwives Association, © UNFPA Honduras, © ZHIAN health organization, © Vojislav Gushevski, © UNFPA Albania

Mothers, midwives risking their lives to bring new life into the world

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Around the world, May is a time to celebrate mothers and the health workers who help them enter motherhood. Dozens of countries observe Mother’s Day in May and, on 5 May,... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to... Read more

7 April 2020
Statement

Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to... Read more

27 March 2020
Statement
Statement

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  New York, 26 March 2020 - With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and... Read more

26 March 2020
Statement

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

  Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  New York, 26 March 2020 - With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and... Read more

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