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.

29 MillionWomen

reached with sexual and reproductive health care in 2021

1.5 MillionBabies

safely delivered in humanitarian and fragile settings in 2021

12,000Safe Spaces

supported for women and girls living in humanitarian settings last year

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.

Protect the world’s most vulnerable during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused gender-based violence to skyrocket, motherhood to become dramatically less safe, and has left millions of women without family planning.

You can help. Donate today and become a protector of the world’s most vulnerable populations during the coronavirus crisis.

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.

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Champion of Human Rights and Former UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Nafis Sadik, passes away at 92

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Your Impact in 2021

Thanks to your generous support, we reached millions of women and girls with lifesaving care in 2021. You can hear
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Out in Your Community: A New Way to Support Women and Girls  

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From California to Ukraine: Empowering Women and Girls

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