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17 April 2019

Better reporting on Obstetric Fistula

UNFPA conducted two trainings for media professionals to orient, to advocate and report on obstetric fistula, realising the valuable role the media can play in raising awareness on the issue. The... Read more

15 April 2019

Skills for Youth on Peacebuilding

It is vital to engage youth as social actors with their own views and contributions rather than acknowledging them as victims or perpetrators of violence. With this strongly-held belief, the Country... Read more

28 March 2019

Statement on the attacks on hospitals in Sa’ada and Taizz, Yemen

Statement by Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA’s Director for the Arab region, in response to the recent attacks on hospitals in Sa’ada and Taizz, Yemen Cairo, 28 March 2019 - We are dismayed about the latest... Read more

19 March 2019

Logistic Information Management System for South Yemen

UNFPA supported the Ministry of Health to establish a Logistics Information Management System for reproductive health commodities.   UNFPA has provided the equipment needed for the system and also... Read more

26 February 2019

A survivor, a mother, a midwife

Sahar’s voice is low; her face veil hides most of her emotions; her hands are always moving when she speaks as if trying to create a visual frame for her quiet words. At first sight, it might be easy... Read more

21 February 2019
A midwife cares for Mohsina's unexpected twins at Jardan Hospital. ©FMF

In world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the miracle of a safe birth

JARDAN, Yemen – Over a million pregnant women and new mothers require urgent aid in Yemen, the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Mohsina was one of these women when she went into labour... Read more

20 February 2019
Press Release

New European Union funding to boost UNFPA’s life-saving services

Sana’a, 20 February 2019 – The European Union has contributed EUR 6 million to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to provide emergency assistance, life-saving reproductive health and... Read more

14 February 2019
Press Release

Japan helps to protect women and girls in Hodeida with funding to UNFPA

Sana’a, 14 February 2019 – The Government of Japan donates $607,142 in support of UNFPA’s drive to provide life-saving protection services to women and girls affected by the emergency in Hodeida.  ... Read more

25 January 2019
A training session in progress for an emergency team. ©UNFPAYemen

New emergency teams for women's protection

UNFPA through its implementing partner, Yemen Women Union, has formed an emergency response teams in Sana'a, Aden, Ibb, Taiz and Hajjah governorates. The teams were formed based on certain criteria... Read more

14 January 2019
Awareness raising session at the new safe space ©UNFPAYemen

More safe spaces to respond to women’s needs

Due to the increasing numbers of protection cases in Taizz with no shelter to houae these women in Taiz. These cases have been referred to Ibb shelter instead. This created the need to establish new... Read more