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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

13 June 2021

EU supports UNFPA for lifesaving aid to women, girls and the displaced in Yemen

Sana’a, 13 June 2021 – Nearly half a million of the most vulnerable women and girls in Yemen will receive emergency relief, life-saving reproductive health and mental health services thanks to a EUR... Read more

1 June 2021

Upgrading Health Facilities to Save Lives

Taizz, Yemen - Huda, prepared to give birth to her first child at home with the assistance of a midwife in Sharaab Al Runa district, Taizz Governorate. Huda’s husband was at home after contracting... Read more

30 May 2021
Press Release

The Republic of Korea partners with UNFPA to improve access to maternal health services for women and girls in Yemen

Sana’a, 30 May 2021 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has received a contribution of USD 500,000 from the Republic of Korea to improve access to lifesaving maternal health services for... Read more

23 May 2021
Khetam being treated at a UNFPA-supported fistula facility in Sana'a ©UNFPA Yemen

Despite stigma and rejection, Fistula survivor in Yemen find a new hope

Khetam begins by saying, "I do not think that there is a woman who has suffered from a fistula as I did." Khetam got a fistula when she was only 16 years old. Months after her marriage, her newborn... Read more