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.


needlessly die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in countries affected by humanitarian crises

481Mobile health clinics

deployed by UNFPA during emergencies in 27 countries in 2016

485Safe spaces

for women and girls established by UNFPA in 34 countries in 2016

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.


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

UNFPA Provides Care and Services in Yemen with Your Help

As the crisis in Yemen continues, UNFPA is delivering reproductive health services to women and girls in need. Friends of

‘Stay Safe Mama’ saves mothers and their newborns

“I got married when I was 15 years old and now I have five children. During the last pregnancy I

The Rohingya Crisis One Year On

This August marked the one-year anniversary of the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. Over 720,000 Rohingya have fled

What is in a UNFPA Dignity Kit?

During the most desperate situations such as the aftermath of a natural disaster or during a conflict, UNFPA distributes basic

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day 2018 August 19, 2018 Women and girls uprooted

Show Rohingya Women That We Care

By Ashley Judd, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Article and video originally appeared on CNN CNN Editors Note: Ashley Judd is a US actress

Providing Dignity, Saving Lives

Story and Photos By Karen Bossick Article originally reported in Eye on Sun Valley   Dr. Henia Dakkak had scarcely

UNFPA is Helping Women and Girl Refugees Fleeing Conflict

An unprecedented number of conflicts in places such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nigeria, and Somalia have displaced the largest
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