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23 January 2022

Safe Spaces Help Girls to Realize their Dreams

Marib-Yemen- Nusaibah, a 14-year-old girl was forced to flee the conflict with her family for the second time from Al Jawf Governorate to Al Mail Camp for displaced persons in Marib City where she... Read more

8 December 2021
Press Release

Sweden Supports UNFPA to Reach Most Vulnerable Women and Girls with Protection Services in Yemen

Sana’a, December 2021 – The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has announced a contribution of US$ 3.3 million to help UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund provide life-... Read more

3 November 2021
"When I would find written documents in the house, I needed to ask somebody to read it for me," said Ghada, who was married at 12. She eventually learned to read and write at a UNFPA-supported safe space, which also provided legal assistance and vocational training. © UNFPA Yemen

Married at 12; a single mother at 16 in Yemen

MABYAN DISTRICT, Hajjah Governorate, Yemen – At 16, Ghada* was illiterate, with no work experience, no job prospects – and the mother of three children.  One of seven children herself, she had been... Read more

29 September 2021

UNFPA welcomes USAID support for the health and protection of vulnerable women and girls in Yemen

Sana’a, 29 September 2021 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance has contributed US$5 million to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to... Read more

23 September 2021

UNFPA calls for urgent funding for the health and safety of 1.5 million Yemeni women and girls at risk

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 23 September 2021 – As world leaders gather at the United Nations for a high-level event on Yemen, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, calls for... Read more

8 September 2021

The Yemen Humanitarian Fund helps to sustain women’s protection services with support to UNFPA

Sana’a, 08 September 2021 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund welcomed the generous contribution of US$1.3 million from the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) to assist the most vulnerable women... Read more

25 August 2021

Safe Spaces Give New Hope to Women Faced with Violence

Aden, Yemem – Khawla and her family fled to Aden as hostilities intensified in her hometown, Marib. “Life was very peaceful before the war. We fled to Aden because of the conflict, there my life... Read more

22 August 2021

KSrelief Supports UNFPA to Reach Most Vulnerable Women and Girls with Protection Services in South Yemen

Aden, 22 August 2021 – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSrelief) has supported UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in reaching over 65,000 of the most... Read more

12 August 2021

Young leaders blaze the trail toward a more equitable future

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “In my country, youth are used as fuel for war and are pushed into conflicts,” Abdul Hamid Ghalib, now 23, from Yemen, told UNFPA at a Youth Forum in Tunisia. That was two... Read more

29 June 2021
A reproductive health worker exits a tent in a displacement camp where she is providing services. UNFPA is the sole provider of life-saving reproductive health services in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen

Pandemic, conflict continue to upend life for women in Yemen

AL HUDAYAH, Yemen – Fatima Mujawash once had a very different life. She was well educated, with a diploma in clinical laboratory science, and happily married with three children.  Everything changed... Read more