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Friends of UNFPA Statement: United States Government Defunds UNFPA

The Trump-Pence Administration’s drastic decision to eliminate funding to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, directly affects millions of the most vulnerable women and girls around the world. In fact, cutting funding to UNFPA cuts women’s lives short.   Read the full statement.


Nicholas Kristof Denounces Trump-Pence Administration’s Decision Eliminating Funding for UNFPA 

“Politicians in Washington don’t have a clue about the hideous things that happen when women are marginalized and health care is unavailable,” said New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof.  Read more.  



Tell Your Members of Congress to Denounce U.S. Defunding UNFPA

Please Contact your Members of Congress and ask them to publically denounce the life-threatening decision to defund UNFPA. Together we can show the Trump-Pence Administration that Americans support funding for UNFPA and UNFPA's lifesaving work.   Take Action   Donate Now

 The Importance of U.S. Support for UNFPA

The United States Government was instrumental in the creation of UNFPA in 1969. U.S. financial support for UNFPA affirms our country’s long-held commitment to save women’s lives. UNFPA has increasingly relied on the U.S. contributions in the last few years to support emergency humanitarian operations in conflicts and in the aftermath of disasters in locations including Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen  Read More 



Support Hurricane Relief in Haiti

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated parts of Haiti, affecting more than 2.1 million people. Among those most affected are 546,000 women of reproductive age, including over 13,650 pregnant women. UNFPA is on the ground helping to meet the urgent needs of Haitian women and girls in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  Donate now 



UNFPA Responds to Urgent Maternal Health and Protection Needs of Women in Disasters

Nowhere in the world is the risk of dying in pregnancy or childbirth greater than in crisis circumstances like those currently seen Syria, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan. UNFPA's clean delivery kit provides the most basic essentials for safe birth. Donate a life-saving clean delivery kit and help deliver hope for a pregnant woman and her baby. 
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