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Towards Increased Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Syria

NIZIP, Türkiye— 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 Türkiye…

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Syrian Women Giving Birth in Exile

ZA'ATARI, Jordan — In a tent hospital bed, a Syrian woman who was four months pregnant when she fled her country's civil war cradles one of the newest residents of this dust-swept refugee camp: Her newborn son…

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Midwives Deliver for the Women of the World

Chidbirth is perhaps the riskiest and most miraculous time in a woman's life. And midwives are truly the unsung heroines of the challenge to reduce the risks women face in bringing forth life.

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UNFPA Donates Reproductive Health Supplies to Save Lives in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Fierce fighting between rebel troops and Central African armed forces beginning in March has left widespread insecurity in the country.

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Running in Fear, Sprinting Towards Hope

UNITED NATIONS, New York — In an increasingly interconnected world, more individuals than ever before are leaving their homes to begin a new life somewhere else.

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Myanmar Tests Procedures for Its 2014 Census

YANGON — The Myanmar Government with support from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, undertook a pilot census exercise from 30 March to 10 April to prepare for a nationwide census in 2014, the country's…

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Syria's Refugees: Birth and Life in Zaatari Camp – in Pictures

Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp houses more than 100,000 Syrians who have fled the civil war; 3,000 of those registered are pregnant women. A photo essay published by the Guardian provides glimpses of life away from…

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A City That’s Not a City

ZA'ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — A city that’s not a city, Jordan’s Zaatari camp sits just across the border and houses more than 100,000 Syrians.

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UNFPA Marks 1,000-Day Milestone to the MDG 2015 Target Date

UNITED NATIONS, New York— The United Nations and partners called for renewed attention to the Millennium Development Goals as the target date for their achievement approached.

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