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19 August 2020
Statement
"Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records, with hundreds of humanitarian workers assaulted, injured, kidnapped or killed. This year, threats to health-care personnel are... Read more
12 August 2020
Statement
"As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action to solve problems in their communities. Young people have been frontline... Read more
11 July 2020
Press Release
ANKARA, Turkey – Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 11 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater. Health... Read more
30 June 2020
Press Release
Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices Harmful practices, such as child marriage, gender-biased sex selection, and female genital mutilation, are inflicted on girls by their... Read more
19 June 2020
News
KONYA, Turkey – Salimeh was nervous about fleeing from Afghanistan to Turkey as a refugee, but her husband insisted life would be better. They would be safer. They would rise out of poverty. He had... Read more
12 May 2020
News
Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health Organization, residents of long-term care facilities... Read more
6 May 2020
News
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
28 April 2020
News
A clear view of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is only beginning to take shape, but experts estimate the human cost could be extraordinary. The economic and physical disruptions caused by the... Read more
24 April 2020
News
“The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest test that we have faced since the formation of the United Nations”. - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General  The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes the... Read more
22 April 2020
News
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Natali Kopaliani thought that her trip to Istanbul would be a short one. Natali is a migrant, travels to Turkey from time to time for work. However this time, she had travelled... Read more

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