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4 March 2020

Swedish Foreign Minister visits women's safe spaces in south Yemen

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, Ms. Ann Linde and other high-level officials visited a UNFPA established shelter and safe space in Aden and spoke to many brave women and... Read more

6 February 2020

Action plan seeks to reach 48 million women and girls in humanitarian crises

UNITED NATIONS, New York/SANA’A, Yemen – When Yemen’s unrelenting conflict arrived in Taizz City late last year, Ashwaq saw her neighbourhood fall to pieces. Amid the bombardments, her house caught... Read more

30 January 2020
Midwives hold Amani's baby at the hospital where Amani's life was saved. © UNFPA Yemen

In war-torn Yemen, life-threatening pregnancy complication finds a happy ending

SANA’A, Yemen – Twenty-three-year-old Amani, from Shabwa Governorate in southern Yemen, waited years to have a child. But when she finally did get pregnant, her husband lost his job. As his income... Read more

14 January 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Scales Up Lifesaving Services for Women and Girls in Yemen with Support from the United Arab Emirates

Sana’a, 14 January 2020 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund welcomed the generous contribution of US$25 million from the United Arab Emirates to scale up assistance to the most vulnerable... Read more

30 December 2019

Life-saving reproductive health supplies for Hadramout

Lifesaving reproductive health supplies were delivered to three hospitals in Hadramout during the last week of December to address the growing reproductive health needs resulting from the rise in... Read more

23 December 2019

Yemen's State of Population 2019 Report launched

The State of Yemen’s Population 2019 report was launched in Sana’a by the National Population Council in collaboration with UNFPA. The report focuses on population conditions in light of the current... Read more

20 November 2019

New Psychological Care Centre for Ibb Governorate

UNFPA supported the establishment of a specialized psychological care centre in Ibb Governorate, one of the most populated cities in Yemen with a population of over 3 million, hosting a large number... Read more

13 November 2019

Yemeni Anime Singer, Emy Hetari, receives UNFPA award

Nairobi, 13 November 2019 - Emy Hetari a Yemeni anime singer performed her newly released song entitled ‘What is my fault’, the song that captures the emotions of thousands of girls caught in the... Read more

30 October 2019

Director of UNFPA's Humanitarian Office visits Yemen

Ms. Shoko Arakaki, the Director of UNFPA’s Humanitarian Office in Geneva had a 4- day mission to Yemen to observe UNFPA humanitarian interventions in Yemen and ways of scaling up the response. The... Read more

8 October 2019
In Yemen, exposure to trauma and violence is widespread as the conflict enters its fifth year. © UNFPA Yemen

Amid conflict, mental health care gives Yemeni survivor of violence a new lease on life

SANA'A, Yemen - By the time conflict escalated in Yemen in 2015, Salwa* had already survived a lifetime of hardship. “My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. This was the start of all my worries... Read more