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25 June 2019

UNFPA up scales its response in Al Dhale'e

The continued conflict in Al Dhale'e has led to the displacement of more than 60,000 individuals, and has taken a heavy toll on the host community. The impact of the conflict on health facilities in... Read more

28 May 2019

A nightmare within a nightmare

SANA’A, Yemen/OSLO, Norway – When Maram* showed up at her parents' house, battered and bruised by her husband, her mother urged her to be less stubborn, more obedient – anything to avoid a divorce.... Read more

23 May 2019
Obstetric fistula survivors can seek free-of-charge treatment in one of the UNFPA-supported fistula units in Al-Thawrah Hospital or Al Shabeen Hospital in Sana’a or Al-Sadaka hospital in Aden. ©UNFPA Yemen

#BeWithHer: Ending Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. A hole between the birth canal and bladder and/or rectum, it is caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without access to... Read more

1 May 2019

Meet the Woman Protecting Women in Yemen

SANA'A, Yemen – Bushra was only 14 years old when her family arranged a child marriage to an older man, and a year later she became pregnant. She was a mother of six when her husband lost his job.... Read more

22 April 2019

Strengthening the Reproductive Health Supply Chain in Yemen

UNFPA helped to launched the first national reproductive health logistics information management system (RH LIMS) in Yemen. The system will help improve the availability of lifesaving reproductive... Read more

17 April 2019

Better reporting on Obstetric Fistula

UNFPA conducted two trainings for media professionals to orient, to advocate and report on obstetric fistula, realising the valuable role the media can play in raising awareness on the issue. The... Read more

15 April 2019

Skills for Youth on Peacebuilding

It is vital to engage youth as social actors with their own views and contributions rather than acknowledging them as victims or perpetrators of violence. With this strongly-held belief, the Country... Read more

28 March 2019

Statement on the attacks on hospitals in Sa’ada and Taizz, Yemen

Statement by Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA’s Director for the Arab region, in response to the recent attacks on hospitals in Sa’ada and Taizz, Yemen Cairo, 28 March 2019 - We are dismayed about the latest... Read more

19 March 2019

Logistic Information Management System for South Yemen

UNFPA supported the Ministry of Health to establish a Logistics Information Management System for reproductive health commodities.   UNFPA has provided the equipment needed for the system and also... Read more

26 February 2019

A survivor, a mother, a midwife

Sahar’s voice is low; her face veil hides most of her emotions; her hands are always moving when she speaks as if trying to create a visual frame for her quiet words. At first sight, it might be easy... Read more