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20 February 2019
Press Release

New European Union funding to boost UNFPA’s life-saving services

Sana’a, 20 February 2019 – The European Union has contributed EUR 6 million to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to provide emergency assistance, life-saving reproductive health and... Read more

14 February 2019
Press Release

Japan helps to protect women and girls in Hodeida with funding to UNFPA

Sana’a, 14 February 2019 – The Government of Japan donates $607,142 in support of UNFPA’s drive to provide life-saving protection services to women and girls affected by the emergency in Hodeida.  ... Read more

25 January 2019
A training session in progress for an emergency team. ©UNFPAYemen

New emergency teams for women's protection

UNFPA through its implementing partner, Yemen Women Union, has formed an emergency response teams in Sana'a, Aden, Ibb, Taiz and Hajjah governorates. The teams were formed based on certain criteria... Read more

14 January 2019
Awareness raising session at the new safe space ©UNFPAYemen

More safe spaces to respond to women’s needs

Due to the increasing numbers of protection cases in Taizz with no shelter to houae these women in Taiz. These cases have been referred to Ibb shelter instead. This created the need to establish new... Read more

10 January 2019
A midwife upon receiving solar panels for her home clinic © UNFPA Yemen

Solar energy for midwives

With support from UNFPA, solar systems were distributed to ten midwives in eight districts in Shabwa governorate. This alternative energy source will help midwives provide their services 24/7 in... Read more

19 December 2018

'Stay Safe Mama' saves mothers and their newborns

Aisha, 27-year-old, was forced to flee her village in Hodeida four months ago. Now she lives in a shack located in the coastal area of Abyan in south Yemen. Aisha shares the shack with her brother... Read more

28 November 2018
Press Release
The expanded maternity wing at Al Thawra Hospital, Hodeida

UNFPA expands emergency obstetric care services at Al Thawra Hospital in Hodeida

Sana’a, 28 November 2018 – United Nations Population Fund delivered life-saving reproductive health equipment and medicines to Hodeida city, leading to the opening an expanded maternity wing in Al... Read more

14 November 2018

1,500 pregnant women at risk of death as main hospital in Hodeidah becomes inaccessible

By Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA’s Director for the Arab region Cairo, 14 November 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund fears that among the 10,000 pregnant women caught in the fighting in... Read more

9 November 2018
Some 1.1 million pregnant and lactating women are acutely malnourished, heightening the risk of life-threatening complications during pregnancy and labour. © UNFPA Yemen

Looming famine threatens the lives of 2 million pregnant women in Yemen

SANA’A, Yemen – Four years into conflict, Yemen has become home to the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Over 22 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. Two thirds of... Read more

1 November 2018
Press Release

Yemen famine, the worst in recent history, manmade

Statement to the media: Yemen famine, the worst in recent history, manmade By Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA’s Director for the Arab region Cairo, 1 November 2018 – The famine looming over Yemen may be the... Read more