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13 May 2016
Dispatch
UNFPA mobile team makes a house call in eastern Ukraine
LOZOVA, Ukraine – “I don’t remember the first time my husband beat me,” says Iryna, age 33. “Only the pain, shame and tears.” But she remembers the last time. As the now two-year-old conflict in... Read more
11 April 2016
Dispatch
Deputy Minister Nino Berdzuli
TBILISI, Georgia – Improving national sexual and reproductive health policies was at the top of the agenda when policy-makers from 17 countries, UNFPA representatives, and World Health Organization (... Read more
4 April 2016
Feature Story
A father and his three sons watching cartoons
TBILISI, Georgia – The camera zooms in, panning across a marble mantle covered with family photos of three young boys and their happy, smiling parents, then stops on what studies have shown is a... Read more
1 April 2016
Feature Story
Elena at the maternity clinic where she gave birth to her second child
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine – Elena, age 31, found out that she was pregnant with her second child shortly before a ceasefire was declared in Eastern Ukraine last September. Elena’s home town of Makiivka had... Read more
1 March 2016
Dispatch
TABANOVCE, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – On a bleak, cold day in late February, hundreds of refugees, bundled in winter coats and carrying bulging bags and baskets, stream into the... Read more
20 January 2016
Press Release
NEW YORK/GENEVA — Oumo*, a young woman from sub-Saharan Africa, is fleeing persecution that has left her brother-in-law dead and her sister missing. Fearing for her life, she made the dangerous and... Read more
23 December 2015
Dispatch
SID, Serbia – Every day, thousands of refugees and migrants stream through Serbia, one leg of their perilous journey towards safety and stability. So far this year, one million migrants and refugees... Read more
22 December 2015
Dispatch
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — The Government of Turkmenistan will contribute $1 million to the UNFPA’s 2016-2020 country programme. The agreement, signed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister... Read more
15 December 2015
Feature Story
KORÇA, Albania – “When I was sixth grade, my mother used to say, very often, ‘Finish this year, and do not go to school anymore’,” said Gina,* a youth advocate from the marginalized Roma community in... Read more
3 December 2015
Feature Story
“I was three months pregnant and worried about what this trip would do to my baby, but I didn’t have a choice. We had to go,” says Leyla Ashur, one of the few hundred Syrians allowed to cross into... Read more

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