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28 November 2016
Press Release
Baghdad/Erbil, Iraq, 28 November 2016 – Under the theme “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Step Up for Freedom and Equality”, the United Nations in cooperation with the Government of Iraq... Read more
27 November 2016
Opinion
“I was raped…I hated life and attempted to commit suicide... But things have changed now,” said one Yazidi woman who escaped the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) that is also known... Read more
27 November 2016
Press Release
27 November 2016, Erbil, Iraq –WHO and UNFPA are scaling up primary and reproductive health services in eastern Mosul to ensure life-saving care for more than 60,000 people living near the front... Read more
25 November 2016
Statement
Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2016 This... Read more
17 November 2016
Press Release
(Baghdad, 17 November 2016): Today marks one month of intensified military operations to retake the city of Mosul. With tens of thousands of families in newly retaken areas urgently requiring life-... Read more
2 November 2016
Opinion
A mother in Qayyarah south of Mosul speaks of a bright future after ISIL
MOSUL, Iraq – With military operations underway to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS or Daesh), thousands of civilians have fled and displacement is... Read more
25 October 2016
Press Release
UNFPA Representative in Iraq, Ramanathan Balakrishnan, carrying a new born baby that was delivered during his field visit to Qayyarah delivery room.
ERBIL, 25 October, 2016 — As Iraqi civilians are fleeing the ongoing conflict in Mosul, UNFPA Iraq has stepped up its response and delivered reproductive health (RH) services to women and girls in... Read more
18 October 2016
Dispatch
(Baghdad, 17 October 2016): The intensification of military operations to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) could affect up to 1.5 million people in the... Read more
18 October 2016
Statement
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 October 2016—I am deeply concerned about the rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in Mosul, Iraq, and the heightened threat to the health and lives of pregnant women... Read more
11 October 2016
Statement
“Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India. Susmita has never gone to school. She tends the few animals her family owns and attends to... Read more

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