FORGOTTEN NEEDS

Women and girls usually bear the burden of care for others during times of crisis, but their special health needs are often overlooked.

UNFPA RESPONSE

UNFPA priorities: to protect maternal health, prevent HIV, provide psychosocial support, and help ensure the security, hygiene and dignity of women and girls.

DONOR SUPPORT

Governments, foundations and private citizens have provided unprecedented levels of support to the Fund's tsunami relief and recovery efforts.

MATERNAL HEALTH

UNFPA is helping to rebuild maternity clinics and reestablish health services for pregnant women.

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

UNFPA is meeting important but often overlooked needs for women and girls, from hygiene supplies to headscarves.

HYGIENE AND WELL-BEING

Emergency hygiene supplies are helping to restore the dignity and mobility of people made homeless by the disaster.

PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT

Counseling and other psycho-social support are helping survivors cope with what they have lost so they rebuild their lives and their communities.

FAMILY PLANNING

UNFPA and partners are responding to increased demand for family planning among couples made homeless by the tsunami.

ACTIVITIES BY COUNTRY

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