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With support from the European Union Humanitarian Aid, UNFPA is expanding reproductive health services in rural health facilities to ensure health pregnancies and safe deliveries during childbirth. 


Displaced while pregnant with her seventh child, Enas was going to lose her baby. With access to a health facility providing essential reproductive health services, Enas delivers safely, four months ahead of her due date.


Sahar survived a painful experience during the birth of her daughter, Sondos. She was then determined to be part of the solution so other women in her community don't experience the same pain. Two thirds of all reproductive health facilities in Yemen stopped working since the start of the war. This leaves millions of Yemeni women vulnerable to increased rates of maternal mortality and morbidity. Follow #AWomanEvenHere and join our call to prioritize women's needs in humanitarian response.


UNFPA helps over 1,000 women to  transform their lives with livelihood opportunities and economic empowerment through the 'My Safety Our Future project' . Watch how one girl takes on the incense making bussiness. 


Highlighting UNFPA's response in Yemen to make a difference in the lives of conflict-affected women and girls. 


When pregnant women in war torn Yemen can not access health centers, midwives like Rawda travel to remote areas to insure a safe delivery. UNFPA is helping midwives in remote conflict-affected villages to set up home-based clinics so that midwives are within reach for pregnant women and their newborns. 


Child marriage is a violation of human rights and a major factor preventing children from developing into healthy adults.

Although child marriage affects both boys and girls, girls are generally more exposed to it, particularly during emergencies, where families might marry girls off as a way, in their view, to protect them or to relieve themselves from the financial burden that girls represent.

In this video, two girls from Yemen give a first-hand testimony on how marriage has dramatically affected their lives and aspirations, and how they are coping and overcoming its negative effects.


Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a cruel practice that causes constant psychological and physical pain. 

This short video shows the suffering endured by women in who undergo FGM in Yemen. 

As the blockade in Yemen enters its second week, assistance to 27 million people has been disrupted. Here are five critical facts about the effects this is having on the people of Yemen. 


Yemen has historically been 80 to 90 per cent dependent on imported food, medicines and fuel. All ports, including Al Hudaydah, Saleef and Aden, are necessary to meeting Yemen’s needs.

The current blockade crisis puts the the entire country at risk. Girls, pregnant women and female-headed households are among the most vulnerable.