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6 May 2020
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Protecting seasonal workers in Turkey’s tent settlements from COVID-19

MERSIN, Turkey – Meryem, a Syrian refugee living in a tent settlement in southern Turkey, says her family struggles to maintain their health under even normal circumstances. Now, with more than 127,... Read more

4 May 2020
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Need for disability-sensitive response to violence amplified by COVID-19

TURKESTAN, Kazakhstan — “I’m sure any woman or girl who has survived violence remembers all her life the day when it happened for the first time,” says Indira,* a three-time survivor of sexual... Read more

28 April 2020
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Pandemic leaves older populations struggling with isolation in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia – Today, about six weeks after Serbia declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has more than 7,700 confirmed cases of the disease. The Government has... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. NEW YORK – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women... Read more

21 April 2020
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Ensuring access to HIV medications amid the coronavirus pandemic

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Natali Kopaliani thought that her trip to Istanbul would be a short one. She had travelled from her home in Georgia to neighbouring Turkey on an urgent family matter, and had... Read more

21 April 2020
Press Release

New hotline available for people with HIV affected by COVID-19 pandemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS, with support from UNFPA's Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, has launched a dedicated hotline to help people living with HIV and key... Read more

15 April 2020
Statement
Girls attend a football programme run by UNFPA and the Special Olympics in Azerbaijan

Joint Statement on COVID19: Special Olympics Europe Eurasia and UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia

As the world confronts the COVID19 crisis with collective action, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia and the UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia stand firm in their shared... Read more

15 April 2020
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When quarantine is unsafe: Domestic violence survivors seek help in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine – One by one, countries facing lockdowns and movement restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are reporting alarming increases in domestic abuse. For too many women, safety from the... Read more

13 April 2020
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‘We stay home because we care’: Young people mobilize online to help respond to the coronavirus outbreak in Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova — Young volunteers from a network of youth centres in Moldova have launched an online mobilization campaign to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).... Read more

7 April 2020
Statement
Midwives training at a hospital in Uzbekistan

World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem: On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA... Read more

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