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20 May 2020
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A woman at a safe space in Raymah sews face masks for her community. © RFDH/UNFPA

With Yemen’s health system approaching a breaking point, displaced women sew face masks to protect community

SANA’A, Yemen – With more than 130 confirmed cases  of COVID-19, Yemen is struggling to keep the full impact of the pandemic at bay, even as funds for life-sustaining health services are running out... Read more

10 May 2020
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A woman and her newborn at a UNFPA-supported health centre. More than 100 health facilities are at risk of closing. © UNFPA Yemen

COVID-19 strikes Yemen as humanitarian funding dries up

SANA’A, Yemen – On 10 April, Yemen announced its first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. Since then, 34 more cases and 7 deaths have been reported. Health workers, already stretched to the limit... Read more

6 May 2020
Press Release

Urgent funding needed to protect health and safety of women and girls in Yemen amidst COVID-19

NEW YORK, USA, 6 May 2020 - More than 48,000 women could die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Yemen,  the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, due to severe funding shortages and the... Read more

24 April 2020
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UNFPA-led Rapid Response Mechanism Activated as Floods Hit Yemen

Torrential rains and flooding since mid-April impacted more than 100,000 people across Yemen. Flooding has damaged roads, bridges and the electricity grid, and contaminated water supplies, cutting... Read more

9 April 2020
Statement

Regional Directors of UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA and ESCWA open letter to Arab region governments

At the beginning of this week, the United Nations Secretary-General issued an appeal to stop violence everywhere including violence in the home. As Directors of the four United Nations Agencies who... Read more

9 April 2020
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After a complicated delivery, triplet boys were discharged in good health. Distance, conflict and the threat of the global pandemic kept their mother from seeking maternal health care. © BFD/UNFPA Yemen

Delivering triplets in war-torn Yemen, under shadow of pandemic

AL HUDAYDAH, Yemen – Living on the mountainous front lines of Yemen’s brutal conflict, 28-year-old Aisha Hussain Sibtan was unable to access antenatal care during her second pregnancy. Reaching the... Read more

25 March 2020
Statement

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
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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

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