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20 April 2016

Helping to expand coverage of reproductive health care in Yemen

Sana’a-20 April 2016 – As the crisis has crippled lifesaving work in most governorates in Yemen, leaving 3.4 million women and girls of reproductive age vulnerable without access to basic health... Read more

30 March 2016
Press Release

A Year of Conflict in Yemen Puts the Lives of 3.4 Million Women of Reproductive Age at Risk

Sana’a, Yemen, 30 March 2016 – A year of intensification of the conflict in Yemen, has led to 21.2 million people requiring some form of humanitarian assistance, with nearly half of them being women... Read more

28 March 2016

Fighting for justice for women amidst conflict in Yemen

SANA’A, Yemen – Aisha* was raised in a one room apartment adjacent to her father’s grocery shop in a small town 100 kilometres from Sana’a, Yemen’s capital. Shortly after she turned 12, her father... Read more

9 March 2016
Press Release

UNFPA provides life-saving care for pregnant women in Taizz

Sana’a, Yemen, 9 March 2016 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, estimates that at least 90,000 pregnant women are in Taizz City, with 4,500 of them facing the risk of dying due to... Read more

23 February 2016
Press Release

Japan donates $1.5 million to help women, girls in Yemen

Sana’a, 23 February 2016 – The Government of Japan has contributed $1.5 million to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, for its work in Yemen to protect women and girls from gender-based... Read more

18 February 2016

Report from Yemen: Transforming the lives of women in a conflict zone

SHABWAH, Yemen – The nearly year-old conflict in Yemen has now embroiled 21 of the country’s 22 governorates, civilian casualties are increasingly common, food is in short supply and many hospitals,... Read more

2 November 2015

As Yemen conflict drags on, women’s vulnerability grows

HARADH, Yemen – Conditions for Yemeni women and girls are deteriorating as the conflict in Yemen drags on. The stress and chaos of the crisis, coupled with entrenched gender inequality, have left... Read more

22 September 2015

Violence, inequality plague women in conflict-ravaged Yemen

The 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly is currently underway in New York. This meeting of the world's leaders will see the adoption of a new set of global goals – the ... Read more

11 September 2015

Yemen conflict takes massive toll on health systems

HAJJAH, Yemen – Mustafa rushed his pregnant wife to the hospital closest to their remote town in Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate. There, she delivered a girl named Bushra – but the baby was dangerously... Read more

29 June 2015

Yemen’s deadly conflict aggravates plight of women

SHABWA, Yemen – Three months after conflict erupted in Yemen, violence is intensifying across the country, according to United Nations reports. Over 2,800 people have been killed, and over a... Read more