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25 July 2018

Community dialogues to take action against GBV

UNFPA-supported community committees and men-tomen networks organized a series of 12 dialogues to identify the root causes of gender-based violence and its consequences and to encourage community... Read more

22 July 2018

Mitigating the psychological effects of GBV

In July, UNFPA supported the launch of two Family Counselling Centres in Sana’a and Aden to help alleviate the psychological effects of gender-based violence, which has recently increased due to the... Read more

17 July 2018
UNFPA Representative to Yemen speaking at the World Population Day event in Sana'a

Yemen Celebrates World Population Day 2018

Sana’a, 17 July 2018 - Under the theme of “Health Family Planning is a Right for Every Family”, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in Yemen, and the National Population Council held an event... Read more

25 June 2018

Midwife escapes death after being denied maternal health care

SANA’A, Yemen – Najat, a trained midwife, was well aware of the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth. But when her own health needs and professional judgment clashed with her husband’s traditional... Read more

12 June 2018
Displaced women waiting for reproductive health services at a health facility in Hodeidah © UNFPA Yemen

Statement by Regional Director for Arab States on the Situation in Hodeidah

Cairo, 11 June 2018 – We are extremely alarmed by latest escalation of violence in Yemen, most recently in the port city of Hodeidah, one of the country’s most densely populated areas.  In the event... Read more

21 May 2018

In war-torn Yemen, a devastating childbirth injury, then a glimpse of hope

SANA’A, Yemen – Shaima, 20, has experienced more than her share of suffering. Displaced by conflict, she was married off at 14, then endured pregnancy after pregnancy before her body was ready. She... Read more

4 May 2018

Amid grinding conflict, Yemen’s midwives go to heroic lengths to save lives

Hajjah, Yemen – “When the war broke out, I left my job in the city and came to Aslam,” Rawthah Ahmed, a midwife with 25 years of experience, told UNFPA. Her services are desperately needed in Aslam,... Read more

4 April 2018
Press Release

Japan supports UNFPA to protect women and girls in Yemen

Sana’a, 4 April 2018 – The Government of Japan contributes $781,326 to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, for its work in Yemen to protect women and girls from gender-based violence and to... Read more

24 January 2018

The plight of being pregnant in today’s Yemen

Sana'a Yemen - When Amna, a 30 year old woman from Sanaa, Yemen, gave birth to her second child, the baby was born with severe disabilities and died immediately. “Throughout my pregnancy I had only... Read more

11 November 2017

Statement of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on the Situation in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS, New York -- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is concerned about the effects of the total closure of air, sea and land access to Yemen on the people in the country,... Read more