1 May 2017
News
“There has been an exodus of qualified midwives and reproductive health professionals,” Shatha Al Mostafa told UNFPA. © UNFPA/Nadine Cornier
GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Midwife Shatha Al Mostafa started her career at the most difficult time possible – amid the escalating violence, insecurity and human rights abuses in her home country, Syria. Since graduating from... Read more
24 May 2016
News
ISTANBUL, Turkey – For over three years after conflict broke out in their provence, 28-year-old Fatma Fayiz Dawi and her family remained determined to stay in their home in Syria, despite the violence raging around them... Read more
5 February 2016
News
NABATIEH, Lebanon – In late 2013, Haneen, now 14, fled Syria with her parents and 10 siblings. As her family made its way to the Turkish border, her father sustained injuries that left him paralyzed. Fearing he could no... Read more
13 August 2014
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York - The Syrian crisis continues to send shockwaves through the region, taking the heaviest toll on women and girls. Some 10.8 million people are affected by the emergency in Syria, including 432,... Read more
12 February 2013
In the News
ISTANBUL — The reasons behind the alarmingly low usage of modern contraceptive methods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have been examined in a study published recently by UNFPA and the International Planned... Read more
21 January 2013
News
As the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey steadily increases, another batch of 20,000 hygiene kits provided by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are being distributed to new arrivals in the 14 camps set up by the Turkish... Read more
8 May 2013
In the News
NIZIP, Turkey — More has to be done to ensure the health and wellbeing of women and children affected by the Syrian conflict, said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UNFPA, on a recent visit to Turkey's... Read more
15 December 2012
In the News
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Turkey has announced that it will deliver 20,000 additional hygiene kits for displaced Syrian families before the end of 2012. Hygiene kits include sanitary napkins, soap,... Read more
7 December 2012
News
ANKARA, Turkey—"I came here to listen” said United Nations Secretary-General  Ban Ki-Moon in Islahiye refugee camp in Turkey today, “but I must say the massacre in Syria should be stopped. The violence in Syria is... Read more
24 May 2011
News
ISTANBUL — Government and civil society representatives from 27 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia agreed to take action on priority areas to promote the health and well-being of the region’s young people.... Read more

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