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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

3 October 2019
Press Release

UNFPA Receives Urgent Lifesaving Support from the Yemen Humanitarian Fund

Sana’a, 3 October 2019 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund welcomed the generous contribution of US$3 million from the Yemen Humanitarian Fund to assist the most vulnerable women and girls... Read more

25 September 2019

First national conference on women’s health in Yemen

UNFPA organized the first scientific conference on women’s health in Yemen which brought together 300 professional doctors, medical schools’ academics and local and international organizations... Read more

6 September 2019

Life-saving services at risk as humanitarian funding dries up in Yemen

SANA’A, Yemen – Om Asma’s most recent pregnancy could have killed her. She already had a baby at home, and her body felt depleted. “I became pregnant immediately after the birth of my last child.... Read more

3 September 2019
Human interest stories on GBV and RH issues

Media personnel push for ICPD agenda

UNFPA and Studies and Economic Media Center wrapped up 3-day training in Aden for more than 20 journalists from Aden, Al Dahleh, Abyan and Lahj governorates. The training aimed to equip the... Read more

29 August 2019
Press Release

One million Yemeni women at risk due to lack of funding says UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, 29 August 2019 - UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, echoes the urgent call by UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Lise Grande for donors to provide... Read more

26 August 2019

Yemeni youth gear up for the Nairobi Summit

UNFPA conducted a youth consultation meeting on ICPD25 bringing together 35 young people from a range of political, social and economic backgrounds to discuss their priorities and aspirations. A... Read more

20 August 2019

UNFPA scales up response as fighting escalates in south Yemen

The recent escalation of the conflict in south Yemen has severely affected health facilities leading to massive constraints pregnant and delivering women in accessing reproductive health care... Read more

12 August 2019

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more