UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


20 June 2017

Safe spaces in Turkey offer health services and social support to Syrian refugees

ŞANLIURFA/ANKARA, Turkey — Muna*, a 20-year-old newly married refugee from Syria, was pregnant for a third time when she sought medical counselling at the Şanlıurfa Women and Girls Safe Space in south-eastern Turkey. After one miscarriage and a second unviable pregnancy, there was a risk that she would once again be unable to

UNFPA mobile team member talks to a young woman in Ukraine

9 June 2017

For many women in Ukraine, escape from conflict not an escape from violence

IZIUM, Ukraine – Things started to fall apart for Mariana* when she was forced to flee fighting in the Donetsk region in 2016. She and her father camped on the doorsteps of social services centres until they managed to find shelter. Then, shortly afterward, her father was diagnosed with a severe tuberculosis infection. “He was

5 June 2017

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS— With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old. “This is a devastating loss for UNFPA and for the people, especially women, girls and youth, he dedicated his life


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