Statement

Statement of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on the Situation in Yemen

9 November 2017

UNITED NATIONS, New York -- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is concerned about the effects of the total closure of air, sea and land access to Yemen on the people in the country, particularly the 2.2 million women of childbearing age, among whom some 352,000 are pregnant. Our estimates show that some 52,800 pregnant women risk complications with immediate danger to their lives if they do not get urgent life-saving maternal care and medicines.

The lack of food, poor nutrition, the unprecedented scale of the cholera outbreak and the near erosion of national health system is also making Yemen extremely dangerous for all, especially for women and girls. UNFPA calls for immediate humanitarian access to reach those in need, especially when Yemen already has one of the highest maternal death rates in the Arab world.

 

Yemen
Población : 28.3 mil
Tasa de fertilidad
3.9
Proporción de mortalidad materna
385
Tasa de prevalencia de anticonceptivos
40
Población de 10 a 24 años
33%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Niños 50%
Niñas 33%