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4 April 2022
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“I’ve grown a few years in 26 days”: A teenager’s life during wartime

LVIV, Ukraine – On 24 February, 11th-grader Viktoria Kravets had a typical day planned: classes at top secondary school Gymnasium Prestige then meeting up with a friend after school. The night before... Read more

30 March 2022
Press Release

Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended—a global crisis, says new UNFPA report

War, humanitarian emergencies create conditions for unintended pregnancies to climb further   [NEW YORK, 30 March 2022] — Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year... Read more

25 March 2022

“War trauma haunts them all”: Psychosocial support for Ukrainian refugees

CHIŞINĂU, Republic of Moldova – On a recent day in the capital, psychologist Natalia Gandrabur was not where she usually works – a Youth Friendly Health Clinic that is part of a UNFPA-supported... Read more

24 March 2022
Press Release

Lifesaving health supplies arrive in Ukraine to support safe delivery for pregnant women

24 March 2022 - More than 13 metric tons of desperately needed reproductive health supplies, medicines and equipment have been shipped to Ukraine by UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive... Read more

14 March 2022

Attending to the sexual and reproductive health needs of refugees from Ukraine

CHIŞINĂU, Republic of Moldova –  “If I wasn't so scared there, I wouldn’t think of leaving my country,” said Maria Voinska, who fled Odessa when Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February. As of 11 March... Read more

13 March 2022

Stop Attacks on Health Care in Ukraine

“Today, we call for an immediate cessation of all attacks on health care in Ukraine. These horrific attacks are killing and causing serious injuries to patients and health workers, destroying vital... Read more

11 March 2022

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the bombing of the maternity hospital in Mariupol

The bombing of the maternity hospital in Mariupol is an egregious act, turning cradles into graves in an instant. I condemn such a blatant contempt for international humanitarian law and the... Read more

8 March 2022

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day

Русская версия статьи доступна ниже Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies. More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in... Read more

3 March 2022

In her words: Air raid sirens, a baby’s first cry. Giving birth during conflict in Ukraine

Mariia Shostak is a 25-year-old woman living in Kyiv who started having contractions on 24 February, the day the Russian Federation launched a military offensive in Ukraine. I had a complicated... Read more

24 February 2022
Press Release
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem on women and girls in Ukraine

Русская версия статьи доступна ниже As fighting escalates in Ukraine, UNFPA warns of the impacts on women and girls. UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is deeply... Read more