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In Her Words

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In Her Words aims to amplify the voices of adolescent girls in humanitarian settings throughout the Arab region, including Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, and the Whole of Syria. Today, several regions in the Arab states are coping with the lasting impacts of longstanding and emerging humanitarian situations. Both the Syria and Yemen crises have marked their tenth years, while recent developments in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Lebanon have resulted in additional displacements and disruptions in community networks, placing the lives and dignities of millions of people at risk. 

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National Guidelines on MHPSS Human Resources Profiles and Capacity Building

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The guidelines aim to create a minimum-standards framework for the human resources recruited to lead MHPSS projects in Iraq. It also helps to plan the needed training so that field teams can provide the best level of care to individuals and communities in need. 

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Annual Report 2020 | UNFPA Iraq

Annual Report

The new country programme has four outcomes namely sexual reproductive health, adolescents and youth, gender equality and women's empowerment, and population dynamics. This comprehensive approach supports the country in fulfilling the commitments made in Nairobi in 2019. This report shows not only the achieved targets and milestones but also the impact of UNFPA efforts on women and girls lives and choices.

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Quarterly update #8 | Quarter 1-2021 | UNFPA Iraq

Quarterly update #8 | Quarter 1-2021 | UNFPA Iraq

Newsletter

This Quarterly Update summarizes the advocacy and response interventions undertaken by UNFPA in Iraq during the months of January, February, and March 2021.

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Quarterly update #8 | Quarter 1-2021 | UNFPA Iraq

Quarterly update #8 | Quarter 1-2021 | UNFPA Iraq

Newsletter

This Quarterly Update summarizes the advocacy and response interventions undertaken by UNFPA in Iraq during the months of January, February, and March 2021.

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State of World Population 2021 - My Body is My Own

State of World Population Report

We have the inherent right to choose what we do with our body, to ensure its protection and care, to pursue its expression. The quality of our lives depends on it. In fact, our lives themselves depend on it.

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REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTION OVERVIEW - ARAB STATES: FUNDING OVERVIEW FOR HUMANITARIAN CONTEXTS

Fact Sheet

The Arab Region is witnessing compounded humanitarian crises, the effects of which have become catastrophic. Some of these are protracted, as in Yemen, Syria, and Libya, while others have become forgotten, as in Somalia and the Palestinian territories. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed even more people behind safety lines to face gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls, who consistently bear the brunt of the challenges resulting from these crises.

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Addressing Unintended Pregnancy in the Arab Region Policy Brief 2019

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Unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion are serious public health issues in the Arab region that often go ignored, jeopardizing the health of women and families and placing a burden on society as a whole. Although family planning services have expanded in the region, and a growing number of women are using modern contraceptives. However, rates of unintended pregnancy remain high. On average, two in five pregnancies are unplanned, and half of these unintended pregnancies result in abortion, which is illegal in Arab countries (except for Tunisia) and largely unsafe, putting women’s lives and health at risk. 

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COVID-19: UNFPA Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Humanitarian Operations in Arab Region

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to redefine the realities of nations throughout the world, creating new and unprecedented challenges. The pandemic and its long-term ramifications have revealed many of the structural issues that underlie societies, highlighting systemic inequalities across race, gender, socioeconomic status, and others. In humanitarian contexts, the pandemic has exacerbated the challenges already impacting communities in need, be it through health risks, the economic fallout, or on human rights and social harmony. 

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Innovative Solutions to Address Needs of People on the Move for Maternal Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Gender-based Violence Services in the Arab States Region

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Mixed migration in the Arab States region is a complex multidimensional phenomenon as the region hosts a combined 34% of the world’s population of the forcibly displaced1 who need access to protection and basic social services including maternal health (MH), sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) information and services. Since access to protection and other types of services can be challenging, not the least due to the often precarious legal status of the concerned population groups, the role that innovation can play across the humanitarian sector is noteworthy. Innovation is as a matter of fact, attracting considerable attention, with its potential to open up new ways to meet the various needs of “people on the move”.

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