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.


Mothers in Crisis

UNFPA emergency birth kits provide pregnant women in emergency settings with the tools they need to give birth. Read more

UNFPA’s work providing life-saving care to Rohingya refugees

What is the Rohingya Crisis? August 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Rohingya refugee crisis. The Rohingya are a Muslim

Women and Climate Change

Women and climate change: Friends of UNFPA examines some ways that women in poorer countries bear the burden of climate

5 Takeaways from UNFPA’s 2019 State of the World Population Report

5 Takeaways from UNFPA’s State of the World Population Report 2019: what women’s empowerment and sexual and reproductive health rights

Joint operation rescues hundreds from Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

Kenneth is the second major tropical cyclone to hit Mozambique in only five weeks. The first, Cyclone Idai, caused more

Delivering care in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis: UNFPA’s work in Yemen

UNFPA is in Yemen, ensuring women and girls receive life-saving reproductive health care in the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

UNFPA’s Ongoing Work with Rohingya Refugees

A mass exodus of more than 725,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar began in mid-August 2017, with many forced to flee to Bangladesh,

UNFPA’s Ongoing Work in Yemen

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in Yemen over the last four years. Almost half the country’s health

5 Things Women Need after Cyclone Idai

The storm stuck Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe in March 2019. UNFPA provides women with dignity kits, clean delivery kits, and

Fear and exhaustion shadow Venezuelan women on the long trek to Peru

The escalation of tensions and economic hardship have compelled millions to exit Venezuela. Women and girl migrants are especially vulnerable
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