UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


UNFPA Deputy Representative presenting the advocacy statement to Iraqi speaker of the House. UNFPA Photo/2017

18 December 2017

UNFPA Advocates for Women’s Rights from the Iraqi Parliament

Baghdad, Iraq, 18 December 2017 - On Sunday 17th of December, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq under the auspices of Dr. Salim Al-Juburi, Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament and in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers, the local Directorate of NGOs, organized an advocacy

14 December 2017

Surviving Domestic Violence, One Day at a Time

“I was so desperate, I had lost hope; committing suicide seemed the only escape from the abuse, back then,” said Fatima*. “I didn’t know how to handle the pain, but now I do. I am strong enough to survive.” According to different reports on suicide, one in three women is victimized by domestic violence at some point in her life

Mobile delivery unit deployed in Qaim on the 26th of November. UIMS Photo/2017

30 November 2017

UNFPA Increases its Life-Saving Interventions in Newly Liberated Areas of West Anbar

Erbil, Iraq, 30 November 2017 – The completion of the second phase of the liberation of West Anbar towards end of October 2017 has resulted in need for humanitarian assistance for the current and displaced residents in the areas of Ana, Rua, Qaim & Obaidi.  It is estimated that approximately 60,000 people, out of whom 15,

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