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6 September 2019
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SANA’A, Yemen – Om Asma’s most recent pregnancy could have killed her. She already had a baby at home, and her body felt depleted. “I became pregnant immediately after the birth of my last child.... Read more
29 August 2019
Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, 29 August 2019 - UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, echoes the urgent call by UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Lise Grande for donors to provide the... Read more
12 August 2019
Statement
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more
30 July 2019
News
n Yemen, the maternal mortality rate declined from 365 maternal deaths for 100,000 live births in 2003 to 148 in 2013 but according to UN reports this is estimated to have increased to 385 in 2015 or even higher in recent years.
Twenty-five years ago, a promise made to advance women’s health and rights. Have we delivered?   Twenty-five years ago, at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, 179... Read more
23 July 2019
News
Intensified fighting in Yemen has displaced nearly 400,000 people since January 2019 to date. In response, the rapid response mechanism led by UNFPA has been providing immediate relief items to newly... Read more
15 July 2019
News
From I-just-want-to-kick-the-tires to I'm-ready-for-the-fast-lane. UNFPA Yemen supported 30 young people to engage in designing solutions to end violence against women and girls. In an attempt to... Read more
11 July 2019
Statement
Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more
25 June 2019
News
The continued conflict in Al Dhale'e has led to the displacement of more than 60,000 individuals, and has taken a heavy toll on the host community. The impact of the conflict on health facilities in... Read more
28 May 2019
News
SANA’A, Yemen/OSLO, Norway – When Maram* showed up at her parents' house, battered and bruised by her husband, her mother urged her to be less stubborn, more obedient – anything to avoid a divorce.... Read more
23 May 2019
News
Obstetric fistula survivors can seek free-of-charge treatment in one of the UNFPA-supported fistula units in Al-Thawrah Hospital or Al Shabeen Hospital in Sana’a or Al-Sadaka hospital in Aden. ©UNFPA Yemen
Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. A hole between the birth canal and bladder and/or rectum, it is caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without access to... Read more

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