Media Advisory

Briefing to highlight needs of 48 million women and girls in crises and emergencies in 2020

05 Feb 2020

UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, will present an appeal to urgently provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services to 48 million women, girls and young people, including 4 million pregnant women, living in 57 countries affected by conflict, war or natural disasters in 2020. 

Media are invited to an advanced pre-view briefing on the new humanitarian appeal for 2020. 

WHAT:            Media briefing on the Humanitarian Overview 2020 Appeal

WHEN:         Thursday, 6 February, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM. 

WHERE:        The United Nations Correspondent Association (UNCA) conference room on 3rd floor  

Panel representatives: 

•    Mr. Arthur Erken, Director for UNFPA’s Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships
•    Ms. Shoko Arakai, Director of UNFPA’s Humanitarian Office 
•    Dr. Afrah Thabet, Reproductive Health Specialist at UNFPA in Yemen 
•    Luay Shabaneh, Regional Director for UNFPA’s Arab States Regional Office.  


For more information, please contact: 

Ann Erb Leoncavallo: +1 917 860 7256:
Malene Arboe-Rasmussen:  +1 201 253 6679;
Eddie Wright: +1 917 831 2074;


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