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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

30 June 2020
Without urgent action, the situation for women and girls could worsen. Artwork by Fatma Mahmoud Salama Raslan.

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

18 June 2020

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 19 June 2020 Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our... Read more

11 June 2020

UNFPA Arab States to hold media symposium on gender-based violence during pandemics

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the United Nations Population Fund will explore with journalists and experts the impact of lockdowns and curfews on... Read more

29 May 2020
Press Release

UN in Lebanon scales up efforts to respond to key gender issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak

Friday, 29 May 2020 (United Nations) – In Lebanon, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the country at a time of instability. In this context, its secondary effects on domestic violence, the gender gap in... Read more