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Despite the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFPA and its partners delivered humanitarian aid to millions of women and young people in more than 60 countries in 2021.

More than 29 million women of reproductive age received sexual and reproductive health services, including contraceptives, supplies for safe deliveries and personal protective equipment. Approximately 2 million survivors of gender-based violence accessed services through 12,000 safe spaces supported by UNFPA. Innovation and new ways of working during the pandemic helped us reach over 75 million people, both remotely and in person, with information about sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence.

UNFPA works with communities and national and local organizations before, during and after a crisis to prepare for and mitigate the impact of disasters, provide emergency aid, and support recovery efforts after the crisis has passed. We prioritize investment in women-led organizations, as they understand their communities’ needs and are the ones providing front-line support to women and girls.

Midwife Amina is providing Ethiopian refugees
with reproductive health services

2021 Results Achieved

29 million

Women of reproductive age (15–49) reached with SRH services and supplies in 42 countries

4.3 million

Adolescents and young people (10–24) reached with tailored SRH services in 33 countries

1.5 million

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries in 29 countries

6 million

People reached specifically with family planning services in 39 countries

2 million

People, including health workers, reached with personal protective equipment in 29 countries

2,200

Mobile clinics supported by UNFPA in 29 countries

2,400

Health facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care in 35 countries

44,000

Health facility personnel and youth peers trained on SRH, including the Minimum Initial Service Package, in 34 countries

2.4 million

People reached with GBV services (prevention, risk mitigation and response services) in 39 countries

12,000

Safe spaces for women and young people supported by UNFPA in 38 countries

1,000

Health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including clinical management of rape) supported in 38 countries

500,000

Dignity kits distributed in 41 countries

35,000

Health personnel and youth facilitators trained on GBV, in areas such as clinical management of rape, in 35 countries

Firsthand Accounts

“Neither threats of COVID-19 nor conflict will stop me from completing my education. I wish to be a successful midwife and serve women and children in my community.”

- Farida, Afghanistan

Firsthand Accounts

“I learned the dos and don’ts of menstruation. The information on healthy foods that are good for our body during this period was completely new to me. I actually played the session for my mother, as she never had the opportunity to learn about these things when she was young. I have also shared what I have learned with my neighbors and friends, so even they are benefiting from them.”

- Maimuna, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Firsthand Accounts

“The radio sessions give me an opportunity to learn necessary life-skills and about issues such as gender identity, conflict resolution, gender based violence, COVID19 and so on. Like me, many of my peers were unaware of such important issues, as they did not have the opportunity to go to school and learn about them. That’s why I try to share everything I have learned with my friends and neighbors.”

- Arofullah, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Firsthand Accounts

“I realized that information is power and I started looking for opportunities to develop myself, as well as for ways to contribute to the collective betterment of my community. Through my efforts to help other women and girls in the camps, I have gained the respect of my community, family members and husband. At first, no one listened to me. However, gradually, they started to embrace me as they understood that information gives them choices and opportunities.”

- Hamida, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Firsthand Accounts

“We freely discuss issues of sexual and reproductive health, HIV, sexually transmitted infections and gender-based violence.”

- Tesfayesh, Ethiopia

Firsthand Accounts

“My disability is not a burden. In fact, it is a source of strength. My call to the world, especially people with special needs, is to resist and never give up under any circumstances.”

- Rohzin, Iraq

Firsthand Accounts

“I attend the adolescent girls’ session at this centre on a regular basis. Today’s session focused on harassment. The social workers taught us about the wrong place to be touched. If someone touches us and makes us feel uncomfortable, we should immediately tell someone we trust.”

- Noor, Iraq

Firsthand Accounts

“I was told that there is a centre that provides services for persons with disabilities.I was very happy to hear that there was a place where I could get support. The most difficult thing for me was to make a living on my own. In the service unit, they told me that I could produce handmade things at home. Now, I make a living by making home accessory handicrafts.”

- Ryman, Turkey

Firsthand Accounts

“When we hear that a family intends to cut their daughters, we pack our coffee cups and go talk to them.”

- Mama Igbal, Sudan

Firsthand Accounts

“I dream of becoming a lawyer defending the rights of girls in my country.”

- Zahraa, Syria

Firsthand Accounts

“The war has made life very difficult. We have been displaced two times now. I have suffered eight miscarriages. The last one was while carrying water in our camp. I am pregnant again, and for the first time I am receiving medical care during my pregnancy from a mobile team. I am hopeful I will carry my pregnancy to term and have a healthy baby.”

- Displaced pregnant woman, Yemen

Firsthand Accounts

“A while ago I was completely lost; war and poverty destroyed the most beautiful things in our lives, even my family. After joining the safe space, I was able to gain livelihood skills in making handicrafts. Now I have a small workshop through which I sell handicrafts. I am currently preparing the next winter supplies to sell in the market.”

- Enas, Yemen

Firsthand Accounts

“I encourage all girls living in this shelter to do their best and never give in to their circumstances until they fulfill their dreams. Psychosocial support sessions provided me with courage and safety to pass the exam and cleared my mind from my concerns in such difficult living conditions.”

- Siham, Syria

Funding

2021 Humanitarian Funding

Global funding received
Global funding required
Coverage: 48%
$345 Million
$715 Million
Funding for

Asia and the Pacific

COUNTRY
FUNDING REQUIRED
FUNDING RECEIVED
COVERAGE
Afghanistan
$13,000,000
$6,511,172
50%
Bangladesh
$28,379,000
$23,042,357
81%
India
$2,000,000
$3,645
2%
Indonesia
$2,000,000
$4,083,841
100%
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
$2,002,211
$4,197,731
100%
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
$2,000,000
$1,309,700
65%
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
$1,550,000
$898,663
58%
Maldives
$321,000
$321,000
100%
Mongolia
$795,895
$795,895
100%
Myanmar
$7,000,000
$2,424,456
35%
Nepal
$3,490,000
$2,488,649
71%
Pacific Sub-Regional Office
$771,100
$771,100
100%
Pakistan
$5,800,000
$3,144,968
54%
Papua New Guinea
$1,828,980
$2,208,205
100%
Philippines
$13,000,000
$1,472,337
11%
Sri Lanka
$992,108
$168,547
17%
Timor-Leste, Democratic Republic of
$289,014
$540,095
100%
Viet Nam
$6,000,000
$5,827,820
97%
Funding for

East and Southern Africa

COUNTRY
FUNDING REQUIRED
FUNDING RECEIVED
COVERAGE
Angola
$9,598,722
$701,960
7%
Burundi
$1,500,000
$742,793
49%
Comoros
$1,161,724
$1,161,724
100%
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
$67,200,000
$11,023,415
16%
Ethiopia
$16,000,000
$10,612,673
66%
Kenya
$6,159,500
$568,539
4%
Madagascar
$4,215,000
$2,117,498
50%
Malawi
$932,600
$160,470
17%
Mozambique
$12,000,000
$5,693,269
47%
Rwanda
$1,628,500
$529,176
32%
South Sudan
$12,375,000
$3,951,285
32%
Tanzania, United Republic of
$600,000
$1,050,021
100%
Uganda
$13,794,891
$5,641,579
41%
Zambia
$2,000,000
$25,874
1%
Zimbabwe
$12,200,803
$2,650,721
22%
Funding for

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

COUNTRY
FUNDING REQUIRED
FUNDING RECEIVED
COVERAGE
Bosnia and Herzegovina
$656,300
$602,302
92%
Turkey
$7,258,858
$11,171,691
100%
Ukraine
$1,367,995
$800,766
59%
Funding for

Latin America and the Caribbean

COUNTRY
FUNDING REQUIRED
FUNDING RECEIVED
COVERAGE
Brazil
$2,674,231
$509,990
19%
Colombia
$12,012,357
$2,947,271
25%
Ecuador
$1,919,858
$197,357
10%
Haiti
$14,681,755
$1,869,718
13%
Mexico
$1,025,500
$145,500
14%
Peru
$7,746,560
$284,132
4%
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
$23,696,623
$4,824,521
20%
Funding for

West and Central Africa

COUNTRY
FUNDING REQUIRED
FUNDING RECEIVED
COVERAGE
Burkina Faso
$17,900,000
$2,413,612
13%
Cameroon, Republic of
$12,500,000
$4,410,460
35%
Central African Republic
$5,000,000
$2,508,702
50%
Chad
$11,427,059
$2,746,435
24%
Congo, Republic of the
$3,150,000
$563,865
18%
Côte D’Ivoire
$192,654
$192,654
100%
Equatorial Guinea
$394,480
$394,480
100%
Gambia
$900,000
$101,010
11%
Ghana
$6,700,000
$315,429
5%
Guinea
$2,568,604
$2,568,604
100%
Liberia
$516,946
$516,946
100%
Mali
$4,000,000
$1,587,751
40%
Mauritania
$1,205,000
$116,526
10%
Niger
$8,925,000
$998,653
11%
Nigeria
$21,800,000
$8,807,732
40%
Sierra Leone
$296,200
$296,200
100%
Funding for

Arab States

COUNTRY
FUNDING REQUIRED
FUNDING RECEIVED
COVERAGE
Egypt
$1,300,000
$789,724
61%
Iraq
$14,000,000
$21,517,955
100%
Jordan
$17,552,000
$17,812,765
100%
Lebanon
$23,000,000
$6,781,787
29%
Libya
$10,374,413
$6,865,708
66%
Palestine
$4,857,200
$8,114,175
100%
Somalia
$17,895,060
$3,043,004
17%
Sudan
$39,500,000
$13,841,738
35%
Syrian Arab Republic**
$63,422,536
$58,363,545
92%
Yemen
$100,000,000
$48,985,427
49%
Tunisia
$180,580
$180,580
100%

UNFPA Humanitarian
Revenue in 2021

Flexible and predictable humanitarian financing underpins UNFPA’s ability to prepare for and respond to a growing number of crises worldwide. UNFPA is grateful to all of its partners for their financial contributions in support of the needs of women and girls in humanitarian settings.

6 things
about Yemen

Top Donors to UNFPA
Humanitarian Action in 2021*

  • 1. United Nations inter-agency transfers**
  • 2. United States of America
  • 3. European Commission
  • 4. Sweden
  • 5. Japan
  • 6. Norway
  • 7. Australia
  • 8. Denmark
  • 9. Netherlands
  • 10. United Kingdom
  • 11. Republic of Korea
  • 12. Canada
  • 13. Switzerland
  • 14. Finland
  • 15. Italy

* Donor ranking is based on preliminary reporting through 31 October and is subject to change.

** Includes the Central Emergency Funds, Country-Based Pooled Funds, and other inter-organizational funds.

Thanks to our donors,
partners, and
humanitarian workers

  • Nearly 100 Member States fund UNFPA every year. In doing so, they send a message of hope to women and girls around the world. We are grateful for their support.
  • We are inspired by the humanitarian workers who, day in and day out, overcome unprecedented hurdles to aid people affected by crises, even in the face of COVID-19.
  • Scaling up our humanitarian interventions is critical to achieving our three zeros by 2030.
  • With joined-up efforts and with your support, I believe we will get there.