23 August 2011
In the News
DADAAB, Kenya —The sun stares down mercilessly at the hundreds of tents as if daring the residents to a never-ending duel. For the residents of Dadaab refugee camp, it is a duel they have got used to over time. For new... Read more
2 September 2011
Dadaab, Kenya — While visiting the world’s largest refugee camp, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin stopped to speak with Amina Diis, a 30-year-old mother of four who arrived here from Somalia, just two... Read more
5 August 2011
Tweet DADAAB, Kenya — "It is distressing to hear the stories of women with small children who had to walk for over 25 days to get to the refugee camp," said UNFPA Regional Director for Africa Bunmi Makinwa, who was... Read more
1 April 2011
Tweet NAIROBI --- UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and heads of other UNAIDS co-sponsoring organizations following the launch of a new AIDS report. The report... Read more
12 November 2001
Mombasa, Kenya - Kenya's Minister for Public Health, Hon. Sam K. Ongeri, today opened a workshop attended by health experts from all over Africa. The aim of the workshop, organised by UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more
11 September 2009
NAIROBI, Kenya — Though political instability, violence and chaos surround them, surgeons and backup teams dedicated to ending the misery of obstetric fistula continue their work in Somalia. The gratitude of their... Read more
17 June 2009
GENEVA—The Human Rights Council today adopted the resolution on ‘Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights’. With this resolution, over 70 UN Member States acknowledge that the issue of maternal... Read more
1 July 2009
KISUMU, Kenya — In a makeshift room inside an unfinished building in the Manyatta slums in the Western Kenyan city of Kisumu, the neighbourhood’s men regularly congregate to discuss community matters, usually in the... Read more
9 September 2005
NAROK, Kenya—Silvia Selula looks dazed and lost. A faint wrinkle creases her otherwise cherubic face. Occasionally a furtive smile appears at the corner of her mouth. Her face says a lot about what she has endured,... Read more
16 November 2005
NAKURU, Kenya — George O. and his girlfriend of four years were living an idyllic romance. The time had come, they agreed, to move the relationship a rung higher – get married. Their families were very supportive. As... Read more