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9 August 2022
Official Handover ceremony of ambulances and medical equipment to regional authorities in Bahir Dar, Amhara.

UNFPA handed-over ambulances purchased with funding from Denmark  

UNFPA Ethiopia with the partnership of the Royal Danish Embassy handed over three high-spec ambulances and emergency RH kits worth around 9.4 million... Read more

18 July 2022
Tiemti Adugna showing her Dignity Kit at Sabacare 4, the internally displaced camp on the outskirts of Mekelle, Tigray. Photo by

UNFPA and UNDP working jointly to restore dignity of women and girls affected by conflict across northern Ethiopia

MEKELLE, Tigray - “I couldn’t go out of my tent during my period as I don’t have other clothes to change into. The dignity kit has helped restore my mobility and dignity and also prevent my baby from... Read more

11 July 2022
Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress. Our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares of people are educated and live healthier lives than at any previous... Read more

7 July 2022
Mahlet Aregawi* at the UNFPA-supported Women and Girls Friendly Space (WGFS) in Mekelle, Tigray.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Conflicts fueling sexual violence in northern Ethiopia

MEKELLE, Tigray - “We fled on the back of a truck. When they captured us, they took me to another place, they raped me, and left me alone in the bush.” says Mahlet*, a 17-year-old survivor of... Read more

9 June 2022
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

Service Package on adolescent and youth health launched

The Minimum Service Package for Adolescents and Youth Health at workplaces in Ethiopia was launched today at the Kombolcha Industry Park in northern Ethiopia. During the occasion the Ministry of... Read more

26 May 2022
Ketema with her child

Accelerating ending of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia

NORTH GONDAR ZONE, ETHIOPIA: Ketema Belete was married off by her family to a relatively well-to-do person at the early age of 14. She had her first child before she was even 18. She delivered five... Read more

25 May 2022
Birchiko Abrha, a 23-year old fistula patient in long-term treatment at the Hamlin Fistula Centre in Mekelle, Tigray. Photo by U

Fistula cases have soared as a result of conflict, says the Medical Director of Hamlin Fistula Center in Tigray

MEKELLE, Tigray – “When Birchiko came to the centre, she only weighed 32kg. She was severely malnourished and her hips and knees were flexed and fixed,” explains Dr. Melaku Abreha, Medical Director... Read more

12 May 2022
Launch of State of World Population 2022 in Ethiopia

UNFPA organized national launch of State of World Population 2022

UNFPA’s flagship report, the State of World Population, was nationally launched today.   The State of World Population 2022 bearing the theme “Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected... Read more

11 May 2022

UNFPA handed over ambulance procured with funding from the Government of Denmark

UNFPA, the United Nations Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency, today handed over a high-spec ambulance to the Afar Regional Health Bureau. The ambulance was purchased with the generous funding of... Read more

6 May 2022

Ethiopia’s worst drought in 40 years threatens to derail gains made in maternal and newborn health

GODE, Ethiopia – “When I saw my baby’s hand coming out, I ran for our lives. We traveled nearly 90 km to the nearest health facility… We are both lucky to be alive.”    Ayan Abadi Wali, 24, was... Read more