State of World Population 2015

No. of pages: 140

Publication date: 2015

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

Right now, more people are displaced by crisis than at any time since the cataclysm of the Second World War: an estimated 59.5 million. Natural disasters now affect 200 million people a year. For some, the setbacks are temporary. For others, they may consume a lifetime. Refugees now spend an average of 20 years away from home. Pregnancy and childbirth are additional vulnerabilities for women and girls in conflicts and crises. Sixty per cent of preventable maternal deaths take place among women struggling to survive conflicts, natural disasters and displacement. In a series of international agreements, the world has affirmed the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls.