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14 August 2020

Significant rise in maternal deaths and unintended pregnancies feared because of COVID-19, UNFPA and UPPI study shows

MANILA, the Philippines -- The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted family planning and maternal and newborn health services globally, and in the Philippines to these indirect effects may significantly... Read more

12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID19 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 to... Read more

11 August 2020

New Zealand will provide 13.1 million Peso grant to UNFPA project in BARMM to protect and ensure the health and rights of women and young people for sustained peace

MANILA, The Philippines,  10 August 2020 --- The government of New Zealand will provide the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Philippines with a grant amounting to 400,000 New Zealand... Read more

9 August 2020

Father’s hope stronger for his daughter’s recovery from emergency-induced mental illness, with UNFPA support

MAKILALA, NORTH COTABATO, The Philippines -- Inside the earthquake-cracked residence of the Hayods family, Martin’s 15-year-old daughter Lyka* is now always looking straight at him, hurling words... Read more

8 August 2020
A health worker provides life-saving reproductive health services and oversees the maternal health tents provided by UNFPA in Ki

UNFPA’s CERF project helped pregnant mothers in Mindanao to survive earthquakes and COVID-19

KIDAPAWAN CITY, NORTH COTABATO, The Philippines – The progression of pregnancy or childbirth does not wait for a recovery from a natural disaster or a pandemic --- a 30-year-old Margie Betil... Read more

22 July 2020

Female ex-combatant finds new purpose

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – “Before BARMM, the purpose of my life was mainly to support the combatants.  Now, it is different,” says Ms. Norkisa Mangaho, a 48-year old former member of the Bangsamoro... Read more

11 July 2020

Why gender equality should be at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery

Op-ed by UN Philippines Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, Gustavo Gonzalez Globally, some 650 million women and girls alive today were married as children. Another 33,000 children... Read more

10 July 2020

UNFPA in the Philippines launched the State of World Population Report and commemorated the World Population Day together with POPCOM

UNFPA in the Philippines launched the State of World Population Report and commemorated the World Population Day together with POPCOM

30 June 2020
A MOSEP staff on her way to visit a GBV survivor to provide cash support under the Cash for Protection program

Single mother in Mindanao survives domestic abuse, earthquakes, and COVID-19

TULUNAN, NORTH COTABATO, The Philippines  --- The rainy season has come again, and for "Sarah" (not her real name), a single mother in her late 20s from Tulunan, it only brings back bitter memories... Read more

19 June 2020

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict