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5 May 2019

Midwives— Defenders of Human Rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2019 Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy, safe... Read more

11 April 2019

UNFPA reaches more than 500 women affected by the floods with dignity kits

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Heavy seasonal rains from 24 March to 2 April caused flooding and damage in several governorates in the central and northern governorates in Iraq, especially the regions through which... Read more

7 April 2019

WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF reiterate their commitment to Universal Health Coverage for every person, anywhere, anytime in Iraq

April 7 2019, Baghdad – Today, as the world commemorates World Health Day with the theme, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF recommit to supporting the Government of Iraq ensure... Read more

3 April 2019

UNFPA Representative meets with the Minister of Planning to discuss the 2020 national census

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Dr Oluremi Sogunro, UNFPA Representative to Iraq, met today with HE Nouri Sabah Al-Dulaimi, Minister of Planning, with whom he discussed the on-going preparations for the census 2020... Read more

10 March 2019
Pregnant women on the move and in difficult-to-reach areas run a higher risk of maternal mortality and morbidity.

#AWomanEvenHere: The Story of Nadia from Iraq

Nadia was only 16 when she grabbed her toddler and fled her house in Huwaija, Iraq, while five months pregnant. ISIS had taken over their town two years earlier and, on this fateful night, persistent... Read more

8 March 2019

Joint Statement by UN Women & UNFPA in Iraq on International Women’s Day

Baghdad, Iraq; 8 March 2019 – Women in Iraq and across the world are entitled to live in dignity, in freedom and without discrimination. Gender equality, a human right, plays a crucial role in... Read more

3 March 2019
 Japan has been a key partner to UNFPA, contributing a total of US$ 10,552,085 million over four years in support of the Fund’s interventions.

The People of Japan Stand by Women in Iraq with a US$ 1.3 Million Contribution to UNFPA

Baghdad, Iraq; 3 March 2019 – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) extends its gratitude to the Government and People of Japan for the generous contribution of US$ 1,339,285 to increase access... Read more

20 February 2019
Press Release

The First Lady of Iraq and the UN SRSG visit the UNFPA-Supported Women Shelter in Baghdad

  ­Baghdad, Iraq; 20 February 2019 – Women subjected to violence often look for a haven: the women shelters provide refuge to survivors of gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence. In... Read more

20 February 2019
Press Release

The European Commissioner visits UNFPA-supported Primary Health Clinic and Women Centre in Mosul

Baghdad, Iraq; 21 February 2019 – The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management (ECHO), Mr Christos Stylianides and the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Finance... Read more

6 February 2019

Protecting Girls in Iraq from Female Genital Mutilation

Hadiya was mutilated at the age of five: “I was so scared that day; my mother took me to a room where I was cut. I bled so much and cried all night long. I still have pains to date, 20 years later”.... Read more