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15 May 2020
Press Release

Rapid Assessment Report launch: “Daring to ask, listen and act: A snapshot the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls’ rights and sexual and reproductive health

Amman, JORDAN, 15 May 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the manner in which millions of women, men, girls and boys across the world live. Jordan, a country hosting more than 700 000 refugees... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to... Read more

10 April 2020

Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to... Read more

6 April 2020
Dr. Eman

Dr. Eman, a COVID-19 frontline medical worker with a message of faith

Not so long ago, my alarm would go off every morning at 5:30 am, I would get dressed and by the time I got ready, the sun was up, and so were my three little ones, who would be standing by the door... Read more

5 April 2020

Jordanian Youth Voices and Action in the COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic is straining public health systems and triggering unprecedented measures by governments around the world, including movement restrictions and shelter-in-place orders. On the... Read more

4 April 2020

Jamileh, the Night Supervisor, on the Frontline to Combat COVID-19

As the threat of the coronavirus pandemic takes the world by storm, Jordan is no exception. In fact, the government has imposed a curfew early on, obliging people to work from home, students to... Read more

27 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  New York, 26 March 2020 - With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and... Read more

24 March 2020

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

10 March 2020


Conflict, violence and disability collided to test Sami’s resolve. Instead of despairing, he took up paint and brush and became a symbol of enduring hope. Before the Syria crisis erupted in 2013,... Read more

6 March 2020

Intergenerational Dialogue on Women’s Rights Movement and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Jordan

Amman, Jordan – 5 March 2020 – On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on the 8th of March, UNFPA- Jordan organized an intergenerational dialogue on women’s rights... Read more