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19 June 2022
The Story of Mehmet

A Clean Slate with Support

Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, more than 13 million people have been forcibly displaced. More than 6.5 million of them had to flee the country. While more than 200 thousand civilians have... Read more

16 June 2022
Press Release
UNFPA Türkiye Resident Representative Hassan Mohtashami's opening speeches in the closing event

The Ministry Of Health and United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Türkiye’s Collaboration During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Türkiye, with a total number of 17,543,136 cases, ranks 10th in the world among the countries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 2021, the United Nations Türkiye team has supported... Read more

21 April 2022

Hand in Hand Cooperation with Tradespeople Against Child Marriages

In Turkey, one out of five women between the ages of 20-49 got married before the age of 18. One out of every three women who got married before the age of 18 became a mother at a child age. UNFPA... Read more

6 April 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy is the subject of... Read more

4 March 2022

Ukraine: Conflict compounds the vulnerabilities of women and girls as humanitarian needs spiral

In the days since Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine, the world has seen the photographs of women giving birth in underground metro stations and newborns hastily being moved to makeshift... Read more

26 February 2022

“I don't want to get married, I want to study”

Child, early and forced marriages continue to deprive girls of their right to education, violate their right to bodily autonomy and self determination, and tear them away from their dreams, both in... Read more

25 February 2022

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on women and girls in Ukraine

As fighting escalates in Ukraine, UNFPA warns of the impacts on women and girls. UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is deeply concerned about the escalation of conflict... Read more

14 January 2022

I will fight early marriages with all my power

In Turkey, 1 out of every 5 women between the ages of 20-49 got married before the age of 18. 1 out of every 3 women who got married before the age of 18 became a mother as a child. With the... Read more

10 January 2022

I returned to my poems with hope

Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, with nearly 4 million refugees and asylum seekers, 3.6 million of whom are Syrians under temporary protection. Approximately 450,000 refugees... Read more

28 December 2021

Zero Tolerance Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  Let's all be champions of protection and place the rights and dignity of victims and survivors at the heart of our efforts. Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director   Whats is Sexual... Read more