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1 November 2016
Violence against women was widespread even before the current conflict, but experts say abuses are becoming even more commonplace. A women's shelter in a port city in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen

Violence against women escalates under Yemen's brutal conflict

SANA’A, Yemen – The conflict in Yemen has been catastrophic for its civilian population. Thousands have been killed and over 12 million people are now targeted for humanitarian assistance. Many have... Read more

24 October 2016
Press Release

10: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age

Sana’a, Yemen, 24 October 2016 – Forced marriage, child labour, female genital mutilation and other practices undermining girls’ health and rights threaten the world’s ambitious development agenda,... Read more

21 September 2016
Press Release

Cargo plane carrying reproductive health supplies arrives in Sana’a

Sana’a, Yemen, 21 September 2016 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund received $200,000 worth of emergency medicines and supplies today to meet the urgent reproductive health needs of women... Read more

12 September 2016

Home-based clinics for community midwives

A large number of community midwives have lost their jobs or had their work spaces destroyed as a result of the conflict in Yemen.  To address this, UNFPA with the support of the Government of... Read more

1 September 2016
Child marriage on the rise

Child marriage on the rise

A recent thematic assessment on child marriage across eleven southern and northern governorates in Yemen shows an increase in child marriage, particularly among girls, following the outbreak of war.... Read more

16 August 2016

As crisis escalates in Yemen, pregnant women need essential care

SA’ADA, Yemen – Civilian fatalities are mounting in Yemen, with some of the deadliest episodes of violence taking place in the last two months. UNFPA estimates over 400,000 pregnant women are caught... Read more

20 July 2016

Strengthening reproductive health care in Ibb

UNFPA distributed over $600,000 worth of equipment to meet the reproductive health needs of women and their newborns in Ibb, with the support of the Government of Germany. These equipment would reach... Read more

11 July 2016
Press Release

Time to invest in Yemen’s 1.4 million teenage girls

Sana’a, Yemen, 11 July 2016 –  Today, on World Population Day, UNFPA, the United Nations Population is highlighting the situation of teenage girls in Yemen and around the world; and the importance of... Read more

16 May 2016
Trainees at the clinical management of rape workshop, May 2016 ©UNFPAYemen

Improving the Clinical Management of Rape Survivors

Sexual violence, such as rape is often heightening in times of conflicts.  In order to prevent and manage possible health consequences, rape survivors must have access to clinical care, including... Read more

28 April 2016

First ever mapping exercise of gender-based violence services in Yemen

Sana’a 28 April 2016 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in partnership with INTERSOS and Yemeni Women Union conducted a mapping exercise to identify active local and international actors... Read more