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3 May 2016
Press Release
Erbil, Iraq, 3 May 2016 – The United Nations Population Fund in cooperation with its national partner Al-Masala and funded by the United States Department of State ( Bureau of Population, Refugees,... Read more
16 March 2016
Dispatch
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When there is armed conflict, it is often more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier,” said Susana Camarero Benitez, Spain’s Secretary of State for Equality and Social... Read more
16 July 2015
Dispatch
DIYALA, Iraq – More than three million people have been displaced by the violence engulfing Iraq. Amid the persistent insecurity, and the loss of lives, homes and jobs, Iraqi families are observing... Read more
29 April 2015
Dispatch
ERBIL, Iraq – When 39-year-old Asma crossed the border from Syria into Iraq, all she could think about was the son she was leaving behind. “It was the worst day of my life – worse than all the... Read more
20 February 2015
Dispatch
BEIRUT/DAMASCUS/ERBIL/ZAATARI – Fierce winter weather continues to batter displaced populations in the Middle East, crippling transportation and interrupting vital services. “A bullet to the chest... Read more
11 December 2014
Dispatch
ERBIL, Iraq – Dr. Suhair Abdul Alghffar, an obstetrician working in Iraq, thoroughly understands the risks and rigors of pregnancy. She also understands the misery of her patients, having essentially... Read more
28 October 2014
Dispatch
DUHOK, Iraq – In crisis situations, the needs for shelter, food and security are rightly given urgent attention. Yet the specific needs of women and girls are too often overlooked. Some 1.8 million... Read more
2 October 2014
Press Release
DUHOK, Iraq – "The clinic is always crowded," said Lava Abdul Rahman, a gynaecologist at the UNFPA maternity clinic in Domiz, a refugee camp in northern Iraq. Each day, between 30 and 35 pregnant... Read more
11 September 2014
Dispatch
DUHOK, Iraq - With hostilities nearing her village in northern Iraq, 30-year-old Khawla had little choice but to flee - while she was eight months pregnant. It was a day her family had been dreading... Read more
26 August 2014
Dispatch
AMMAN/NEW YORK - Over 200,000 Syrian refugees are living in Iraq, having escaped the four-year-long conflict in their homeland. Yet for some, the move offers little respite from crisis: A UNFPA... Read more

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