Millions of people in Iraq have been internally displaced by fighting between government forces and armed opposition groups. Tens of thousands have sought refuge in Sinjar, a desert mountain, since the violence intensified in August 2014. The emergency has been complicated by the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees who have sought safety from the crisis in neighbouring Syria.
UNFPA is helping to deliver quality obstetric services to pregnant women affected by the crisis, distributing reproductive health kits for antenatal and postnatal care to hospitals and family planning centers. The Fund is also supporting the distribution of hygiene supplies to women and girls of reproductive age. Additionally, in clinics and safe spaces in camps and shelters, UNFPA is working with partners to provide essential health services to women of reproductive age, and is supporting psychosocial care for women and girls affected by violence or trauma.
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