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20 November 2020

Saving lives in rural Al Hudaydah

Al Tuhayta, Al-Hudaydah: KhawlaMizjaji, a 23-year-old mother of three, lives in a remote area in Al Hudaydah Governorate. In her last months of pregnancy, Khawla was suffering from anemia, blurred ... Read more

16 November 2020

Strengthening monitoring of maternal mortality in Yemen

In partnership with Ministry of Public Health and Population, UNFPA conducted a two-day induction workshop in Aden on surveillance and response to maternal and perinatal deaths. A total of 70... Read more

4 November 2020

A New Youth, Peace & Security Pact for Yemen

Aden, Yemen, 3 November 2020 –  UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with UN Women and Youth without Borders Organization for Development launched the Youth, Peace and Security... Read more

28 October 2020

KSRelief and UNFPA Sign New Agreement to Improve Women’s Protection Services in Yemen

Cairo, 28 October 2020 – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief) announced a contribution of US$ 1.6 million today to support the efforts of UNFPA, the United... Read more

4 October 2020
Press Release

Netherlands helps to boost access to life-saving reproductive health supplies for women and girls across Yemen

Sana’a, 4 October 2020 – The Kingdom of Netherlands has contributed USD 7 million to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to provide life-saving emergency reproductive health medicines and... Read more

4 October 2020
A woman has delivered a healthy baby at the Nawjad Health Centre, where reproductive health services have recently returned. © UNFPA Yemen

Reproductive health facilities resume life-saving work, but funding remains scarce

SANA’A, Yemen – In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. UNFPA was forced to suspend the provision of... Read more

22 September 2020

Against the odds, delivering mental health support in Yemen

SANA’A, Yemen – Years of war, poverty and gender-based violence have taken a serious toll on the mental health of many women and girls in Yemen. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic... Read more

17 August 2020
Women make face masks in a safe space in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen

From child bride to fearless face mask maker: Yemen’s safe spaces help women reclaim their lives

SANA’A, Yemen – Salwa, 35, has survived child marriage, three abusive husbands, crushing poverty and years of grinding conflict. After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she also endured starvation... Read more

9 August 2020
Press Release

Sweden provides much need humanitarian assistance to protect vulnerable women and girls across Yemen

Sana’a, 9 August 2020 – The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has announced an additional contribution of SEK 30 million (US$ 3.1 million) to help UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more

28 July 2020
Press Release

European Union provides vital funding to sustain life-saving services for women and girls in Yemen

Sana’a, 28 July 2020 – The European Union contributed EUR 5 million to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, to provide emergency relief for displaced persons and life-... Read more