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19 December 2018
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'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
Statement

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
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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

15 October 2018
Press Release

UNFPA rushes emergency supplies for cyclone-affected South-east Yemen

Sana’a, 15 October 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund is dispatching emergency supplies to assist communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Luban that hit Socotra island and coastal... Read more

27 September 2018
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A midwife attends to a pregnant woman at UNFPA-supported Al Thawra Hospital in Hodeidah. © UNFPA Yemen

"I was not ready to lose my child"

ADEN, Yemen – Seventeen-year-old Samah was six months pregnant when her house in Hodeidah was bombed.  “We ran with only the clothes we were wearing – there was no time even to get my abaya,” she... Read more

19 September 2018
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EU supports reproductive health and protection services for women and girls in Yemen

Sana’a, 19 September 2018 – The European Union has provided UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with EUR 2 million to provide urgent life-saving reproductive health and protection services to... Read more

29 August 2018
Press Release
Displaced women at a health facility in Hodeidah © UNFPA Yemen

State of Kuwait helps to assist vulnerable women and girls in Yemen

Sana’a, 29 August 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund welcomed the generous contribution of $1.75 million from the State of Kuwait to assist the most vulnerable women and girls affected... Read more

15 August 2018
Press Release

Increased assistance for vulnerable women and girls fleeing Hodeidah

Sana’a, 15 August 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund welcomed the generous contribution of $4.2 million from the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund to assist the most vulnerable women and... Read more

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