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3 September 2022
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the devastating floods in Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains have flooded a third of Pakistan affecting more than 33 million people, of which an estimated 650,000 are pregnant women. UNFPA... Read more

26 August 2022
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UNFPA Supports Humanitarian Response in Enga

The United Nations Population Fund in Papua New Guinea, through the support of Government of Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has... Read more

25 August 2022
Boys living in the Rohingya camps look inside a room through the blinds

The dream of home still far from reach for the Rohingya people

Five years on from the Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, UNFPA Regional Director Björn Andersson reflects on his recent visit to the refugee camps in... Read more

19 August 2022

Opinion-Editorial: Humanitarians in the age of emergencies

The Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for Asia and the Pacific, Björn Andersson, says humanitarian crises are everyone's... Read more

18 August 2022
Sri Lanka crisis

A shelter struggles as the Sri Lanka crisis deepens

Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst socio-economic crisis since independence. The country’s once robust healthcare system is teetering on the edge of... Read more

15 August 2022
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Afghanistan: An escalating crisis for women and girls

As the world faces multiple, overlapping crises, we must not forget the women and girls of Afghanistan. When women’s and girls’ basic rights are... Read more

8 August 2022
Press Release
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Press release: Appeal for USD 10.7 million to meet urgent needs of women and girls in Sri Lanka

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has launched an appeal for US$10.7 million to deliver lifesaving healthcare to more... Read more

26 July 2022
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One mother’s fight for a safe delivery: What it’s like to give birth in Sri Lanka right now

When Ruchika found out she was pregnant with her second child in October last year she felt confident that she knew what to expect. Nine months later... Read more

11 July 2022
A group of girls at a UNFPA programme in Odisha, India (Photo taken by UNFPA India / Arvind Jodh)

Asia-Pacific: Home to more than half of the world's population

This year, the world will reach 8 billion people. On World Population Day, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Director, Björn Andersson, highlights... Read more

6 June 2022
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Temet Nosce (Know Thyself)

A poem, titled “Know Thyself”, by Dr. Vinit Sharma, UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Technical Advisor for Reproductive Health and Family Planning. The... Read more