United States of America

United States of America

Donor Rankings, 2014-2017

8th Core Contributions
6th Non Core Contributions
7th Overall Contributions

The United States government played a central role in the creation and launch of UNFPA in 1969, and has been an active member of UNFPA’s Executive Board for more than 45 years. The US supported UNFPA’s work on reducing poverty, improving the health of women and their families, including reducing maternal and child mortality, preventing HIV/AIDs, and addressing gender-based violence. The US also partnered with UNFPA to increase access to health services for women and adolescent girls in crisis settings, including by supporting safe childbirth, emergency obstetric care, and pre- and post-natal services.

The United States implements its commitments to addressing gender-based violence through its whole-of-government “Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally,” the “US Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls,” and the “National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.” In the humanitarian sphere, the US Gender-Based Violence Strategy aims to reduce violence and empower women and girls to realize their rights and determine their life courses, which aligns with UNFPA’s mandate.

In 2016, the United States was the largest contributor to UNFPA’s global initiatives to address gender-based violence in humanitarian contexts. These donations allowed UNFPA to provide critical expertise on responding to gender-based violence in crisis-affected communities, and to define global standards for accountability to help further professionalize the field. US government support in humanitarian crises enabled UNFPA to reach an estimated 11.4 million people in 55 countries with life-saving assistance through 481 mobile health clinics, 2,488 facilities that provided emergency obstetric care, and 485 safe spaces for women to escape gender-based violence. The United States was the major supporter, through UNFPA, of the main maternity ward in the Zaatari Camp, the world's largest Syrian refugee camp. The United States also provided core funding support to UNFPA, enabling the agency to plan long-term, respond flexibly to emerging priorities, and support programmes that improve the lives of women and young people in developing countries.

News & Updates

Years into Syria's grinding conflict, refugees need support to rebuild their lives. © UNFPA Iraq
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DOMIZ 2, Iraq – “I never thought I would have to start over,” Nermin* told UNFPA from Domiz 2 Camp in Iraq.  She was 21 when she was uprooted from her hometown in Qamishli by the horrors of the Syrian conflict. It was...
17 May 2019 read story
Dr. Joha attends to a displaced woman at Al-Hol Camp. The needs were "overwhelmingly high," he said. © UNFPA Syria
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Al-Hassakeh, Syria – Vulnerable civilians were caught in the crossfire as hostilities intensified in north-eastern Syria in recent weeks. “I took out around 160 pieces of shrapnel from the bodies of women and children...
29 April 2019 read story
Khadija had no income after she left her husband. © UNFPA Morocco
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FEZ, Morocco – “I was forced to leave home with my baby in my hands," Khadija, 42, told UNFPA. When she finally decided to divorce her husband after over 10 years of suffering abuse, she thought her agony would end. She...
9 April 2019 read story

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Key Results

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    6,263
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    761,520
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    2,870
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    1,978,950
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    2,429,850
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    5,661,300
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    10,020
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    40,932
    Women and girls in humanitarian crises reached with sexual and reproductive health/gender-based violence prevention services
    2,054,100
Disclaimer

Key results are for illustrative purposes only, and reflect what a donor has contributed to through funding to UNFPA since 2014. Key results presented here may not reflect the figures provided by government donors.

Contributions Since 2014

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