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23 June 2022
Press Release
A nurse attends to a newborn baby at a health facility supported by KSrelief in west coast of Yemen  ©UNFPA Yemen

Saudi Arabia announces new US$ 2.5 million contribution to UNFPA reproductive health programme in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief announced a contribution of US$ 2.5 million, supporting, UNFPAto provide life-saving reproductive health services to the most... Read more

15 June 2022
A pregnant woman in an internally displaced persons camp in Aden Governorate, Yemen. Because of funding cuts, UNFPA – the leadin

With emergency obstetric care elusive, pregnant women in Yemen face tragic consequences

An internally displaced woman named Hamsa* in labour arrived at Maifa’a Mother and Child Centre in Hadramout Governorate, known to provide free... Read more

27 April 2022
A young mother and her baby are weighed before being examined for malnutrition at UNFPA-supported Marib General hospital in Yemen, a country that relies heavily on food imports. Skyrocketing food prices have increased the number of people in need of food assistance from 16.2 million in 2021 to 19 million people in 2022. © UN/Giles Clarke

War in Ukraine shocks global food supply, putting lives at risk

The consequences of war in Ukraine are rippling ever outward. An estimated 1.3 million pregnant and lactating Yemeni women who are already acutely... Read more

24 March 2022

Free maternal services are a lifeline to expectant mothers in Yemen

On her way to the health centre to give birth, Hailah almost fell off the back of a borrowed motorbike – twice. Seven years of conflict has brought... Read more

15 March 2022
Press Release

Women and girls continue to pay a heavy price in Yemen as the conflict slips further from global view

Seven devastating years of fighting have left 23.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, a country that is struggling with a... Read more

15 February 2022

Qatar Fund for Development supports UNFPA to enhance health services in Yemen

The Qatar Fund for Development has supported UNFPA to reach nearly 400,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by crisis, with life-saving health... Read more

10 February 2022
Women learn tailoring skills as part of a vocational training programme at a UNFPA-supported safe space. © UNFPA Yemen | Photo does not depict subject featured in story.

In her words: A child bride from Yemen forced to grow up too fast

Ibtisam* is a 16-year-old girl living in Yemen who shared her story of marrying at 14. Of the 4 million girls married before the age of 18 in Yemen,... Read more

8 February 2022

Making Reproductive Health Accessible to Rural Women

Fatima was pregnant with her first child when she began to face serious complications. She and her husband were extremely worried what the cost of a... Read more

23 January 2022

Safe Spaces Help Girls to Realize their Dreams

Nusaibah, a 14-year-old displaced girl escapes an imminent marriage and finds help to realize her dreams at a women and girls safe space.

8 December 2021
Press Release

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

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency has announced a contribution of US$ 3.3 million to help UNFPA provide life-saving protection... Read more