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13 September 2021
Press Release

A support call from UNFPA for women and girls who bear the brunt of the crisis in Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Afghanistan has long faced multiple humanitarian crises. Now, the ongoing increased insecurity and instability is only worsening the situation, particularly for women and... Read more

6 September 2021

Refugees with disabilities find hope in Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY - Ryman, 43, from northern Syria, has been unable to walk ever since she was a small child. When the war in Syria started in 2011, life became even more difficult for her. In 2017—and... Read more

11 August 2021

No matter what, I will send my daughter to school!

Child, early and forced marriages continue to violate women's right to bodily autonomy all around the world and prevent them from accessing fundamental rights such as health and education. Today,... Read more

9 August 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Turkey Empowers Young Refugees with the Support of the Government of Japan

There are 1,7 million young refugees in Turkey. Young refugees are among the most vulnerable groups in Turkey as they face various challenges in areas of protection, health, education, employment and... Read more

4 August 2021

Healing lives through support and hope

Since the beginning of the Syria conflict in 2011, almost 13,5 million Syrian have been forcibly displaced, more than 6,5 million of whom had to flee their home country in search of safety. Over 200,... Read more

30 July 2021

UNFPA supports Turkey’s COVID-19 response in the remotest areas

Since 2020, the world has been struggling with one of the most infectious viruses in world history, COVID-19 pandemic. While the virus has become a pandemic in a very short time, various measures... Read more

9 July 2021
Press Release

World Population Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on the world population. During the pandemic, disruptions in accessing reproductive health services and family planning methods especially in... Read more

30 June 2021

Women and Youth Support Center raises hope for refugees

Hosting the largest number of refugees in the world, Turkey provides shelter to approximately 4 million refugees, 3.6 million of whom are Syrians under temporary protection. 20% of the refugees are... Read more

12 May 2021


Young, elderly, poor, wealthy, migrant, refugee, educated, uneducated, with disabilities or white collar… Physical, sexual, psychological or economic, gender-based violence targets all types of women... Read more

7 May 2021

In crisis after crisis, mothers around the world are asked to do the impossible

UNITED NATIONS, New York ‒ “We were all alone, all the time,” Tatuli Paghava, 31, told UNFPA in Georgia, explaining how the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified hardships for mothers.  “Everything got... Read more