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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

30 July 2019
n Yemen, the maternal mortality rate declined from 365 maternal deaths for 100,000 live births in 2003 to 148 in 2013 but according to UN reports this is estimated to have increased to 385 in 2015 or even higher in recent years.

Twenty-five years ago, a promise made to advance women’s health and rights. Have we delivered?

Twenty-five years ago, a promise made to advance women’s health and rights. Have we delivered?   Twenty-five years ago, at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, 179... Read more

23 July 2019

A new enrollment mechanism to accelerate the response to new displaced persons

Intensified fighting in Yemen has displaced nearly 400,000 people since January 2019 to date. In response, the rapid response mechanism led by UNFPA has been providing immediate relief items to newly... Read more

15 July 2019

Youth innovate to end violence against women and girls

From I-just-want-to-kick-the-tires to I'm-ready-for-the-fast-lane. UNFPA Yemen supported 30 young people to engage in designing solutions to end violence against women and girls. In an attempt to... Read more

11 July 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more