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25 August 2022
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Mursal cannot go back to school now and her hopes of becoming a doctor are now uncertain. © UNFPA Afghanistan

‘Giving up is not an option’ - Young Afghan forced out of school remains hopeful

Kabul, Afghanistan – One year after the Taliban takeover, 17-year-old Mursal Fasihi is still in disbelief that she cannot  go back to school and her... Read more

15 August 2022
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Girls have been excluded from secondary schools, a move that violates their fundamental right to education

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Afghanistan

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Afghanistan

10 August 2022
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Minaz Bibi provides midwifery services for the earthquake affected women in Gayan district of Paktika, Afghanistan

New midwife’s first call of duty: Emergency response to earthquake ‘Women were in shock, many of them were pregnant’

Paktika, Afghanistan – Minaz Bibi had just finished a midwifery course and was waiting for her deployment to a community health center when she... Read more

1 August 2022
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Ms. Ayobi (left) receives her certificate after completing her midwifery training.

Women’s struggles, difficult pregnancy inspires mother to become a midwife

Faryab, Afghanistan – Growing up, midwife Sima Ayobi witnessed how pregnant women struggled to access maternity care in their remote village in Faryab province. Experiencing the same challenge later... Read more

26 June 2022
Press Release
20,000 women and girls affected by Afghanistan earthquake need access to safe delivery, dignity kits

20,000 women and girls affected by Afghanistan earthquake need access to safe delivery, dignity kits

PRESS RELEASE   20,000 women and girls affected by Afghanistan earthquake need access to safe delivery, dignity kits   Kabul, Afghanistan – Close to 20,000 women of childbearing age, including 1,929... Read more

14 June 2022
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Dr. Nazifa Hamrah checks on Haadiya (face covered) after her fistula repair surgery at Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul.

Fistula patients not forgotten as Afghanistan crisis continues

Kabul, Afghanistan – As the country continues to face an unprecedented crisis that has greatly impacted on its health system, health facilities are striving to ensure that reproductive health... Read more

10 May 2022
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Midwife Laila Amini checks on a mother and newborn at the Arkalik Village Family Health House. © AADA

With community support, Family Health House scores zero maternal death

Faryab, Afghanistan – It was five years ago during winter when a 17-year-old girl in extreme labor pain was taken to the Family Health House in Arkalik Village in a wheelbarrow. She was about to give... Read more

31 March 2022
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Midwife Zul Haja displays some of the reproductive health care supplies she provides for women at the Zero Point clinic in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province, on the border with Pakistan. © UNFPA/Stenly Sajow

Midwives ensure life-saving reproductive health care for women returning to Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – At the Zero Point clinic in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, on the border with Pakistan, midwife Zul Haja often works late into the night to assist returnees in need of... Read more

31 March 2022
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: UNFPA scaling up support to save and protect the lives of Afghan women and girls

UNFPA calls on international community to increase funding for lifesaving maternal health and protection services in Afghanistan   Kabul, Afghanistan - The people of Afghanistan are facing... Read more

7 March 2022
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Displaced residents on their way to a mobile health team in Kandahar to avail of free medical services.

Traumatized by chaos and miscarriage, young mother finds a lifeline in the mobile health team

UNFPA appeals for $250 million funding to sustain humanitarian response and reach more Afghans in need   Kandahar, Afghanistan - In the southern part of this province, internally displaced persons (... Read more

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