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20 August 2020

Sweden commits SEK 43 million in support of UNFPA Liberia Country Programme

Over the years, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has led efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality in... Read more

19 August 2020

Saving lives has never been more harrowing

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records, with hundreds of humanitarian workers... Read more

12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, International Youth Day   As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action... Read more

16 July 2020

Putting the brakes on COVID-19: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

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 systems have been... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report  30 June 2020, NEW YORK--Every year,... 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

3 June 2020
Sedia Mawolo, COVID-19 survivor

A Coronavirus survivor speaks of joy after childbirth

MONROVIA, Liberia- “I am filled with joy when I wake up in the morning to see my husband by my side; my newborn baby lying in her bed; and to be greeted by my other two children. It was like I... Read more

5 May 2020
A midwife attends to a newborn and mother, @UNFPA Liberia

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

31 March 2020

Epi-surveillance and contact tracing key to breaking COVID-19 transmission in Liberia

On 16 March 2020, Liberia confirmed the presence of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within its borders. One week later, health authorities declared a public health emergency; requesting all... Read more

7 February 2020

Liberia: adolescents take advantage of information and services to prevent unplanned pregnancies

Patience was 15, when she decided to date a boy who was three years older than her. Few months later, she became pregnant. “My parents asked me to leave their house when they realized that I was... Read more