Ensuring rights and choices for all


14 November 2018

1,500 pregnant women at risk of death as main hospital in Hodeidah becomes inaccessible: statement by UNFPA Regional Director

By Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA’s Director for the Arab region Cairo, 14 November 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, fears that among the 10,000 pregnant women caught in the fighting in Hodeidah City, the lives of an estimated 1,500 who are likely to encounter complications during pregnancy and childbirth might be at

2 November 2018

Arab Regional Conference on Population and Development concludes with focus on human rights at heart of action

Beirut, 02 November 2018 -As the Arab Regional Conference on Population and Development concluded on Thursday, governments, civil society and international organizations were called upon to increase their impact by ensuring that policies adequately protect individuals, preserve their dignity and uphold their human rights. Since

A female-headed family in Taizz having lunch © UNFPA Yemen

1 November 2018

Yemen famine, the worst in recent history, manmade

The famine looming over Yemen may be the worst in the world’s recent history, and may put an estimated 2 million malnourished pregnant and lactating women at increased risk of death.



Through 126 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, 132 primary healthcare facilities, and 41 youth...
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