Our Work

Friends of UNFPA promotes the health, dignity, and rights of women and girls around the world by supporting the life-saving work of UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, through education, advocacy, and fundraising.

UNFPA is the lead United Nations entity for reproductive health and rights for all.

Working in 155 countries and territories, UNFPA works to end the unmet need for family planning, to end preventable maternal deaths, and to end violence and harmful practices against women and girls.


(estimated) die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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and girls given access to reproductive health care, counseling, and family planning services during humanitarian emergencies through UNFPA programs in 2016.


lives saved from preventable deaths during pregnancy and childbirth by UNFPA between 2014 and 2016.

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Help Rohingya Refugees

Thousands of Rohingya women and girls have fled violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh. UNFPA needs your help to provide lifesaving reproductive health care.


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Friends of UNFPA is the official U.S.-based nonprofit supporting UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency. Find out more about us and our work.


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Help UNFPA Provide Clean Delivery Kits

Conflicts and natural disasters put pregnant women and their babies at risk. UNFPA’s Clean Delivery Kits contain basic supplies that make the difference between life and death.

By providing clean delivery kits, you can help UNFPA make motherhood safe during humanitarian disasters.


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UNFPA’s Work

UNFPA is the lead United Nations entity focused on reproductive health and rights for all. Working in 155 countries and territories, UNFPA delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

Family Planning

Safe Motherhood

Humanitarian Response

Treating and Preventing Obstetric Fistula

Ending Female Genital Mutilation

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Providing Dignity, Saving Lives

Story and Photos By Karen Bossick Article originally reported in Eye on Sun Valley   Dr. Henia Dakkak had scarcely reported for work at her new job when she received orders to go to Thailand in the wake of the massive tsunami on Dec. 26, 2004. She arrived…


UNFPA is Helping Women and Girl Refugees Fleeing Conflict


UNFPA’s Clean Delivery Kits Can Make the Difference Between Life and Death


As Rohingya refugees pour into Bangladesh, UNFPA deploys midwives, safe spaces


Health workers can treat, empower survivors of gender-based violence

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