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4 October 2013

A first birthday far away from home

CYBER CITY, Jordan — Giggling, playing and uttering his first words "mama" and "papa", Abdullah just turned one. Born as a Syrian refugee in Jordan last year, his parents had hoped to return to their... Read more

22 August 2013

UNFPA alarmed over impact of growing violence in Syria on women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York, NY, 22 August, 2013 – UNFPA is concerned about the impact of the recent escalation of violence in and around Damascus, particularly on women, youth and their families in... Read more

7 May 2013

Syrian Women Giving Birth in Exile

ZA'ATARI, Jordan — In a tent hospital bed, a Syrian woman who was four months pregnant when she fled her country's civil war cradles one of the newest residents of this dust-swept refugee camp: Her... Read more

22 April 2013

Syria's Refugees: Birth and Life in Zaatari Camp – in Pictures

Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp houses more than 100,000 Syrians who have fled the civil war; 3,000 of those registered are pregnant women. Against the odds, women are adapting to the cycle of life. 13... Read more

11 December 2012

Creating an 'oasis' for Syrian refugees in a Jordanian camp

ZA'ATARI CAMP, Jordan— Syrian refugees in this encampment have much to deal with: displacement, a fraying social fabric, insecurity, uncertainty and the tension that goes along with it all. But now... Read more

17 October 2012

Delivering Babies and Smiles to Syrian Refugees

CYBER CITY, Jordan- To one new mother, whose baby she delivered safely in a clinic, she is like a second mother. To another, whose breast cancer she detected, she is a ‘saving angel.’ After nearly 30... Read more

12 September 2012

Delivering Sensitive Reproductive Health Care to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

ZA'ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Mafraq, Jordan — As a way to address both health needs and cultural sensitivities, UNFPA  is supporting a reproductive health clinic with a female gynaecologist in the Za'atari... Read more

11 August 2012

Learning Opportunities Help Syrian Women Cope with Camp Life

ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Mafreq, Jordan — Syrian women residing in the are trying to cope with life in the fenced area that hosts some 40,000 refugees, by engaging in several activities organized by... Read more