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11 July 2019
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Between 1990 and 2015, global maternal mortality fell by roughly 40 per cent.
Twenty-five years ago, at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, 179 governments adopted a visionary Programme of Action that aimed to safeguard the health and rights of... Read more
11 July 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her... Read more
8 July 2019
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UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Oluremi Sogunro, met with the Minister of Planning, Dr. Nouri Sabah Al-Dulaimi
Baghdad, Iraq - A UNFPA delegation, headed by the Representative Dr Oluremi Sogunro, met with the Minister of Planning, Dr. Nouri Sabah Al-Dulaimi, to discuss the upcoming celebration of the 25 Years... Read more
1 July 2019
News
DOHUK, Iraq – “I was only 12 years old when I got married to my 25-year-old cousin,” Najma*, from a Syria, told UNFPA recently. “My mother entered my room at around 5 pm while I was sitting on the... Read more
27 June 2019
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UNFPA Deputy Representative Mr. Himyar Abdulmoghni
Baghdad/Erbil, Iraq – A tailored and robust response to the needs of survivors of sexual violence in conflict perpetrated by ISIL (Da’esh) is needed to assist victims’ recovery and contribute to... Read more
17 June 2019
Press Release
While close to 4 million people have returned to their homes, more than 1.5 million individuals in Iraq remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance, including protection and reproductive health © 2019/UNFPA Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq – While close to 4 million people have returned to their homes, more than 1.5 million individuals in Iraq remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance, including protection and... Read more
12 May 2019
News
"All I could think of was that I was losing my child. At that moment, I felt the world just stopped. I only felt alive again when I held him in my arms" © 2018/UNFPA Iraq
Nermin was only 21 years old when she was uprooted from her Syrian hometown of Qamishli in 2012. With her parents and siblings, she walked away from the life she had made for herself, running from a... Read more
5 May 2019
Statement
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
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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
Statement
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

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