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18 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK - 17 September 2020 - A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi... Read more

6 September 2020
The distribution of dignity kits in Beirut. © UNFPA Lebanon

 UNFPA Helps Maintain Dignity of Women and Girls Affected by Beirut Port Blast 

A month after the Beirut Port explosion, essential needs of affected women and girls have changed. Initially, the top priority concerns were safe access to healthcare, food and shelter. Now that many... Read more

25 August 2020
Beirut residents receive support from a mobile medical unit run by Amel Association, with support from UNFPA. © UNFPA Lebanon

Mobile medical units deployed as Beirut health system copes after explosion

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Weeks after a horrific explosion devastated the Lebanese capital, Beirut, views of smouldering wreckage are being steadily replaced by scenes of collective action. Community members... Read more

19 August 2020

Celebrating the Real-life Heroes Battling COVID-19, Crises and Disasters

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records,... Read more

13 August 2020
The blast, and subsequent shockwaves, devastated large parts of Beirut. © UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz

Amid wreckage in Beirut, health and psychosocial needs are paramount

BEIRUT, Lebanon/UNITED NATIONS, New York – A masked aid worker helps an injured woman limp from a mobile first-aid clinic. Another aid worker, Hiba Kchour, carries hygiene supplies past the shattered... Read more

12 August 2020
Press Release

UNFPA calls for urgent funding to respond to the emerging needs in Lebanon

Cairo - 12 August 2020 - UNFPA is urgently appealing for USD 19.6 million to meet the lifesaving needs of women and girls impacted by the 4 August explosion at the Beirut Port, which killed at least... Read more

9 August 2020
Press Release

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, scales up its support to Lebanon

Cairo - 9 August 2020 - In response to the horrific explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on 4 August 2020, the United Nations Population Fund, Arab States Regional... Read more

29 July 2020

We must win the battle against human trafficking

Every year, tens of thousands of people are trafficked across and within national borders. While men and boys tend to be trafficked into forced labour, women and girls tend to be trafficked into... Read more

13 July 2020

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

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  ... Read more

7 July 2020
Press Release
COVID 19 is not over

Institutions from UN Lebanon, the Lebanese government and the civil society urge all individuals and sectors to strengthen the preventive measures against COVID-19

The UN and partners launch a campaign to raise awareness on the need to prevent the spread of the virus and #StaySAFE   July 7, 2020. Beirut, Lebanon.- More than 30 partners including UN Lebanon,... Read more