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31 July 2020

Joint Statement: The EU and UNFPA stand by Egypt in its fight against COVID-19

If we cannot stress enough how important handwashing, social distancing and wearing masks are to fight the spread of the pandemic, we, the UNFPA and the EU, want today, on the occasion of the... Read more

11 July 2020

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day 11 July 2020 Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his... Read more

30 June 2020

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

15 June 2020

The United Nations in Egypt supports national accelerated efforts to eradicate FGM

On the occasion of the National Day to Eradicate FGM, the United Nations in Egypt joins the Government of Egypt in honoring the memory of all victims and survivors of this inhumane crime, while ... Read more

21 May 2020

UNFPA delivers dignity kits to frontline health workers

Every day at 8 in the morning, Ammar Adel got together with a group of volunteers, formed an assembly line and packed hygiene and dignity items into kits to be delivered to frontline health workers... Read more

15 April 2020

Childbirth in a pandemic: Expectant mothers’ concerns mount amid COVID-19 outbreak

Unlike many expectant mothers, Reem Salama was not anxious about childbirth. Even though this is her first baby, she had been calm about the whole process. That is until the COVID-19 outbreak made... Read more

13 April 2020

EU, UNFPA support family planning sector amid COVID-19 outbreak

As part of their efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt, the European Union in Egypt and UNFPA delivered personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health and... Read more

7 April 2020

Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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

30 March 2020

UNFPA prioritizes reproductive health in COVID-19 response

With the COVID-19 outbreak straining public health systems globally, UNFPA Egypt is working with national partners, UN agencies and private sector to support the fight against the pandemic and ensure... Read more

26 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more