Women and Girls Face Even Greater Risks

When crisis strikes, women and girls are among the most vulnerable. Women do not stop becoming pregnant or giving birth.

UNFPA works closely with local governments, United Nations agencies, community organizations, and many others to ensure that the reproductive health of women and girls is sustained during emergency responses. UNFPA delivers hygiene supplies, obstetric and family planning services, and deploys trained personnel.

18 MillionPeople

reached with humanitarian assistance from UNFPA

1 MillionBabies

safely delivered in humanitarian and fragile settings

2520Health Facilities

facilities that provided emergency obstetric care in humanitarian and fragile settings in 2018

UNFPA works to ensure safe births even in crises

Without access to life-saving care, women and girls face increased risks during humanitarian emergencies. UNFPA is there to address needs often overlooked in disaster.

Safe Birth Even in Disaster

In a crisis or refugee situations, one in five women of childbearing age is likely to be pregnant. You can help UNFPA provide clean delivery kits that could be life-saving for a pregnant woman and her baby.

Emergency: Help Rohingya Women and Girls

At least 800,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh, and more than half of them are women and girls who are cut off from health care services. Please help UNFPA provide life-saving care to Rohingya women and girls who have been exposed to unimaginable horrors.

Deliver lifesaving care to mothers in Yemen

Help UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, ensure women in Yemen can give birth safely.


As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the

UNFPA COVID-19 Updates- Reproductive Health During Coronavirus

In times of crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare systems are overburdened. Providing essential care – like family planning, prenatal

Coronavirus, the Elderly, and Pregnant Women: How UNFPA Supports the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations

UNFPA has been following the coronavirus outbreak and tracking its effects on the world’s most vulnerable: the elderly, pregnant women,

Left in the Dark: How Period Taboos Put Women and Girls at Risk

Periods are a nightmare. Hers are worse. Every day, girls around the world have their first menstrual cycle. A period is a

Friends of UNFPA 2018 Annual Report

You can read the report here: Friends of UNFPA 2018 Annual Report. Minh Ngo, Chair of the Board of Friends

Restoring UNFPA Funding Act of 2019

On October 17, 2019, Representative Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania introduced the Restoring UNFPA Funding Act of 2019 onto the House

Hope and Healing: UNFPA Provides Training on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Venezuela

“We have been traveling for a week without being able to sleep, take a shower or eat well. I get

Lifesaving services at risk as humanitarian funding dries up in Yemen

Lifesaving services at risk in Yemen - The loss of funding will directly affect 650,000 women accessing reproductive health

The Dangers of Child Marriage and 5 Ways to End this Human Rights Abuse

1 in 5 women in the world right now were married before they reached age 18.   However, this is a huge improvement

5 Upsetting Reasons Women Aren’t Using Family Planning Around the World Today

Family planning is a human right, and everyone should be able to decide when, if, and with whom they have
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