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21 July 2017

Yemen’s deadly cholera outbreak puts pregnant women in danger

SANA’A, Yemen – The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading at an unprecedented rate, with an average of 5,000 people suspected of cholera and acute water diarrhea every day, and nearly one person... Read more

28 May 2017

Statement by Regional Director for Arab States on the Cholera Outbreak

Cairo, 28 May 2017 – I am deeply concerned by the confirmed news on the  rise of cholera in Yemen, which comes as a possibly fatal addition to the hardships that Yemeni men and women have been facing... Read more

26 April 2017

Women and girls among the most vulnerable in Yemen

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) would like to thank OCHA, the esteemed Governments of Sweden and Switzerland for organizing today’s landmark event on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.... Read more

27 March 2017
Press Release

Two-year conflict in Yemen’s takes heaviest toll on women and girls

Sana’a, Yemen, 27 March 2017 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund estimates that the health and protection of more than 2.2 million women and girls of childbearing age are at risk as the... Read more

23 March 2017
Women and girls see increased abuse, vulnerability, lack of healthcare

Brutal conflict in Yemen reaches two year mark

SANA’A, Yemen – On 26 March 2015, the conflict in Yemen dramatically escalated. Two years later, it has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.    An estimated 18.8 million people... Read more

13 March 2017

Statement by Regional Director for Arab States on the Crisis in Yemen

Statement attributable to @UNFPA Director for the Arab States Regional Office, Dr Luay Shabaneh, on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen    The alarming level of food scarcity in Yemen is putting the... Read more

8 March 2017

International Women's Day 2017

Kholoud, 27 years ”I am learning how to read and right and realizing how important it is”   Kholoud’s family threw her out of the house when she got cancer, because they thought it was contagious.... Read more

28 December 2016

For former child bride, a second chance

IBB, Yemen – Shukria was married off at just 9 years old. The wedding was arranged to settle a debt her family owed to a 50-year-old man. “He told my father he would forget the debt and give even... Read more

25 November 2016
Press Release

Three million women and girls at risk of violence in Yemen

Sana’a, Yemen, 25 November 2016 – This is 2016 and yet one in three women worldwide still experiences or has experienced some form of physical or sexual violence, usually perpetrated by someone she... Read more

17 November 2016

Families increasingly resort to child marriage as Yemen’s conflict grinds on

IBB, Yemen – Last year, Ayisha was married at only 13 years old. She delivered a baby several weeks ago – a girl. “My family forced me to get married and took me out of school,” she told... Read more