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1 March 2021
Press Release

Urgent funding needed to provide protection and health services to millions of women in Yemen

NEW YORK, USA - More than 100,000 women could die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Yemen,  the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, due to severe funding shortages and the possible... Read more

26 February 2021
Midwife Lena Al-Shurmani holds Abia's newborn baby shortly after delivery. Abia lost a lot of blood during childbirth. © UNFPA Yemen

In Yemen’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the heaviest price

IBB, Yemen – Midwife Lena Al-Shurmani remembers meeting Abia* at Al Mawa Camp in Ibb. Abia was 15 years old and eight months pregnant. “I was very worried,” Ms. Al-Shurmani recalled. “She had a... Read more

16 December 2020
Press Release

Qatar Fund for Development Cooperates with United Nations Population Fund to Enhance Health Services in Yemen

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) signs an agreement with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund to provide comprehensive health services for vulnerable people in Yemen.   The project aims to... Read more

10 December 2020
Press Release

European Union, UNICEF and UNFPA Join Forces to Improve Health Services for Mothers and Children in Yemen

  Amman/Sana’a –10December2020: A contribution from the European Union (EU) is enabling UNICEF and UNFPA to continue providing vital lifesaving maternal and newborn health care services to the most... Read more

7 December 2020

After years of conflict, Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, a UNFPA 2021 appeal shows

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A new Humanitarian Action Overview report released by UNFPA names Yemen as the country where the needs of women and girls in humanitarian emergencies are greatest. Since... Read more

20 November 2020

Saving lives in rural Al Hudaydah

Al Tuhayta, Al-Hudaydah: KhawlaMizjaji, a 23-year-old mother of three, lives in a remote area in Al Hudaydah Governorate. In her last months of pregnancy, Khawla was suffering from anemia, blurred ... Read more

16 November 2020

Strengthening monitoring of maternal mortality in Yemen

In partnership with Ministry of Public Health and Population, UNFPA conducted a two-day induction workshop in Aden on surveillance and response to maternal and perinatal deaths. A total of 70... Read more

4 November 2020

A New Youth, Peace & Security Pact for Yemen

Aden, Yemen, 3 November 2020 –  UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with UN Women and Youth without Borders Organization for Development launched the Youth, Peace and Security... Read more

28 October 2020

KSRelief and UNFPA Sign New Agreement to Improve Women’s Protection Services in Yemen

Cairo, 28 October 2020 – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief) announced a contribution of US$ 1.6 million today to support the efforts of UNFPA, the United... Read more

4 October 2020
A woman has delivered a healthy baby at the Nawjad Health Centre, where reproductive health services have recently returned. © UNFPA Yemen

Reproductive health facilities resume life-saving work, but funding remains scarce

SANA’A, Yemen – In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. UNFPA was forced to suspend the provision of... Read more