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14 May 2021
Hala receiving her identification documents at the safe space. © UNFPA Yemen

Helping displaced women regain their identity

Hadramaut, Yemen - Six years of escalating conflict has taken a heavy toll on Yemenis, particularly its women and girls.   An estimated 73 per cent of the over 4 million people displaced in Yemen... Read more

10 May 2021
Skills building courses offered to survivors of violence at UNFPA-supported safe spaces  ©UNFPA Yemen

Safe spaces help to rebuild lives of women faced with violence

Marib, Yemen - Samar was married at the age of 15 years. At 16 years she was pregnant with her first child. Escaping death due to complications during her first pregnancy, Samar consequently went on... Read more

1 April 2021
Midwife Rahma attends to Halima, who is due to give birth during Ramadan, at her home that has been outfitted as a maternity clinic. © UNFPA Yemen

Yemeni midwives help deliver hope during Ramadan

SANA'A, Yemen – Often heard throughout the global pandemic is that essential workers cannot work from home. But the world’s worst humanitarian crisis calls for extraordinary measures. In a country... Read more

25 March 2021
Midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed tells UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem about a harrowing delivery. © UNFPA Yemen

Motherhood on the brink: Pregnant women in Yemen under famine and violence

CRATER, Yemen –  “It was the morning of a normal working day before fighting escalated close to the hospital. I heard a mother screaming at the gate,” midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed told UNFPA this week... Read more

24 March 2021
Press Release

As more than one million pregnant women face malnutrition in Yemen, UNFPA Executive Director appeals for peace and increased support

Aden/Sana’a - The Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, called for peace in Yemen and urgent funding for women’s health and protection as she concluded a three-day visit to... Read more

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