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25 March 2020

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

19 March 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Welcomes Japan’s Support for Women’s Protection in Yemen

Sana’a, 19 March 2020 – The Government of Japan donated USD $818,181 in support of UNFPA’s interventions to improve lifesaving protection services for vulnerable and displaced women and girls across... Read more

16 March 2020
Press Release

Joint funding from Sweden, Netherlands and Switzerland helps to expand women’s protection services

Sana’a, 16 March 2020 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund welcomed the generous contribution of US$8.0 million from the Governments of  Sweden, Netherlands and Switzerland to assist the most... Read more

15 March 2020

After 10 Years a Safe Delivery for Aziza

Married at 15 years, Aziza and her husband tried getting pregnant for 10 years with no luck. “When I became pregnant with my first child, it was a very happy time for me and my family; but I could... Read more

6 February 2020

Action plan seeks to reach 48 million women and girls in humanitarian crises

UNITED NATIONS, New York/SANA’A, Yemen – When Yemen’s unrelenting conflict arrived in Taizz City late last year, Ashwaq saw her neighbourhood fall to pieces. Amid the bombardments, her house caught... Read more

30 January 2020
Midwives hold Amani's baby at the hospital where Amani's life was saved. © UNFPA Yemen

In war-torn Yemen, life-threatening pregnancy complication finds a happy ending

SANA’A, Yemen – Twenty-three-year-old Amani, from Shabwa Governorate in southern Yemen, waited years to have a child. But when she finally did get pregnant, her husband lost his job. As his income... Read more

14 January 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Scales Up Lifesaving Services for Women and Girls in Yemen with Support from the United Arab Emirates

Sana’a, 14 January 2020 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund welcomed the generous contribution of US$25 million from the United Arab Emirates to scale up assistance to the most vulnerable... Read more

30 December 2019

Life-saving reproductive health supplies for Hadramout

Lifesaving reproductive health supplies were delivered to three hospitals in Hadramout during the last week of December to address the growing reproductive health needs resulting from the rise in... Read more

23 December 2019

Yemen's State of Population 2019 Report launched

The State of Yemen’s Population 2019 report was launched in Sana’a by the National Population Council in collaboration with UNFPA. The report focuses on population conditions in light of the current... Read more

20 November 2019

New Psychological Care Centre for Ibb Governorate

UNFPA supported the establishment of a specialized psychological care centre in Ibb Governorate, one of the most populated cities in Yemen with a population of over 3 million, hosting a large number... Read more