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13 June 2016
Dispatch
In a country where over 10 million people have been affected by the ongoing fighting including over 3.4 million people that have been internally displaced, daily challenges and sufferings of Iraq’s... Read more
7 June 2016
Dispatch
Mr.Balakrishnan, helping in the distribution of Dignity kits to women in Ameriyat Al-Fallujah, Central Iraq
Mr.Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative in Iraq, during his field visit to Ameriyat Al-Fallujah to ensure optimal implementation of UNFPA interventions to support the IDPs, especially women... Read more
6 June 2016
Press Release
Mr.Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative in Iraq, during his visit to Sununi Women Center, Sinjar district, Nineveh Governorate, Northern Iraq
Erbil, Iraq, 6 June 2016 – The United Nations Population Fund has successfully initiated its Reproductive health  services as well as its Gender Based Violence response services to support more than... 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

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