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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
A girl sits by a window in the dark

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
A mother looks over at her newborn as the baby lies on the bed under a mosquito net

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
A baby covered in a pink blanket

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
A photo of a newborn's fingers gripping the fingers of an adult

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

28 May 2022
Maintaining dignity during menstruation

Opinion-editorial: Maintaining dignity during menstruation

The Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for Asia and the Pacific, Björn Andersson, says investments in menstrual health and... Read more

17 May 2022
UNFPA Representative, Mr. Kunle Adeniyi with the Deputy High Commissioner of the Australian High Commission, Ms. Amanda Jewell h

Upholding the dignity of women and girls in times of crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (17th May 2022): UNFPA and the Australian High Commission recently handed over 1300 Dignity and 130 Maternity Kits worth USD 35,... Read more

5 May 2022
A midwife in Laos helps a mother with her infant. Well-trained midwives can avert roughly two thirds of all maternal and newborn deaths. (Photo credit: UNFPA Laos)

Investing in midwives is crucial for sustainable development

As the International Confederation of Midwives celebrates its 100th anniversary, the Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for the... Read more