UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

unct-ye-unfpa-idps-women-dignity-kits-taizz-image-2016Displaced women with UNFPA dignity kits in Ibb Governorate (Photo: UNFPA Yemen)


UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives through our mission in delivery a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

Guided by the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, and the new Sustainable Development Goals, our work aims to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, promote reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality, informed by an understanding of population dynamics, human rights, gender equality, and cultural sensitivities.

In Yemen, UNFPA contributes substantially to improving access to reproductive health and family planning services and commodities. UNFPA also provides humanitarian assistance pertaining to reproductive health and gender-based violence for internally displaced people and host communities, with a focus on women and girls.

UNFPA helps to deliver quality obstetric care services to pregnant women, providing reproductive health equipment and supplies for antenatal, prenatal and postnatal care to hospitals and primary health care centers.

UNFPA works closely with government institutions, civil society, UN agencies, community-based organizations, and other partners, to ensure that the needs of women and girls are integrated into development plans and emergency responses.