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.

500Women

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.

News

Ashley Judd visits Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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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
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Providing Dignity, Saving Lives

Story and Photos By Karen Bossick Article originally reported in Eye on Sun Valley   Dr. Henia Dakkak had scarcely
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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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UNFPA’s Clean Delivery Kits Can Make the Difference Between Life and Death

When crisis strikes women and girls are among the most vulnerable. Women do not stop becoming pregnant or giving birth,
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As Rohingya refugees pour into Bangladesh, UNFPA deploys midwives, safe spaces

HAKA, Bangladesh – An “unprecedented” flow of Rohingya refugees is crossing the border into Bangladesh, with an estimated 370,000 pouring
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UNFPA Provides Lifesaving Care to Rohingya Women and Girls

What has been described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar has caused at least 800,000 refugees from
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