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

3,460Health Facilities

facilities that provided emergency obstetric care in humanitarian and fragile settings in 2019

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.

News

Giving birth under a bridge during a hurricane in Honduras

3 June 2021 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Fabiola Ulloa, 23, gave birth under the bridge where she had taken shelter from a
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Serving survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

19 May 2021 BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo – “We waited for hours in the distribution point until they finally
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The Future of Family Planning

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 218 million women didn’t have access to family planning. But because of coronavirus, an additional 12 million
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Before, during, and after crisis: UNFPA’s ongoing work in Palestine

In April and May 2021, Palestinians endured airstrikes that destroyed homes, took down electricity systems, and left hundreds dead including dozens of women and children. The violence was especially intense in Gaza
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New Moms, No Matter What

UNFPA provides crucial care to pregnant women, like prenatal care and safe delivery. But did you know that UNFPA also
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In crisis after crisis, mothers around the world are asked to do the impossible

UNITED NATIONS, New York ‒ “We were all alone, all the time,” Tatuli Paghava, 31, told UNFPA in Georgia. She was
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Friends of UNFPA Statement on UK Government Cuts to UNFPA Funding

New York, NY – May, 6th, 2021 Friends of UNFPA notes with disappointment and great concern the recent announcement that
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Aroud The World with Dennia Gayle from UNFPA Ethiopia

Dennia Gayle, UNFPA’s Country Representative in Ethiopia spoke with Roger Nokes, Friends of UNFPA’s Communications Director, on what motivates her,
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On the Brink of Famine in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

In the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, women and girls shoulder the greatest burden. They are more likely to have become migrants. They
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Gender Equality, No Matter What

What is gender equality?  Gender equality is when men, women, and those identifying as other genders have the same opportunities, rights, and
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