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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. 


Yemen is witnessing the worst cholera outbreak in the world. One person dies every hour, and 5,000 or more people are suspected of cholera or acute watery diarrhoea every day.

Pregnant women are at high risk. UNFPA estimates the lives of 1.1 million malnourished pregnant women are at risk. 


Women and girls in Yemen talk about the devastation they have experienced in Yemen's war. They also shared their hopes:

"My son and three of my nephews were killed. All of us are affected by the war. We don't receive salaries now. We not longer have anything."
"We got shot at, humiliated. We are starving. Our children are scattered in different places looking for food. We possess nothing."
"Our homes were destroyed, and our children were killed. The whole country is ruined. Honestly, my city Al Hudaydah is destroyed."
"I hope that the war in our country will be over soon, and that there will be justice."
"I hope to provide means for living for my children. I hope the war could stop so we could go back to our house. I have many hopes."
"I hope to have a home to embrace me and my children."

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