UNFPA Republic of Yemen

Yemen has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the Arab States region. UNFPA has helped improve the availability and quality of reproductive health services, in particular to provide safe deliveries and care for women with obstetric fistula. Humanitarian interventions target women and girls displaced by crises. UNFPA also engages men, young people, religious and community leaders to raise awareness on women’s health and rights. It works with policymakers to integrate population issues in poverty reduction and other national plans, and amend legislation to reduce gender discrimination.

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Key results of Yemen in 2020

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Fistula treatment

193 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

1044 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Child, early and forced marriage

12551 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

3583 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

84690 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Fistula treatment

193 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

1044 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Child, early and forced marriage

12551 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

3583 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

84690 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    881,967
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    118,333
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    223,944
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    661,763
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    619,484
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    950,052
    Number of people reached with Humanitarian Cash & Voucher Assistance
    4,576
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    6
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    75
    Number of safe spaces
    55
    Dignity Kits distributed
    72,452
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    100
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    1,031
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    54

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Gender equality
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Yemen 2020 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$39,271,872
Implemented by:
UNFPA $16,556,392 (42%)
NGO $22,715,479 (58%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (4)
Non-core Resources (96)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$35825026
Implemented by:
UNFPA $13278167 (37%)
NGO $22546859 (63%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (5%)
Non-core Resources (95%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$261881
Implemented by:
UNFPA $200535 (77%)
NGO $61346 (23%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$3181795
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3074521 (97%)
NGO $107274 (3%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2%)
Non-core Resources (98%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$3170
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3170 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$802,854
Implemented by:
UNFPA $323,995 (40%)
NGO $478,859 (60%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (28)
Non-core Resources (72)
Youth leadership and participation
Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
Total Spending:
$699011
Implemented by:
UNFPA $323995 (46%)
NGO $375016 (54%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (17%)
Non-core Resources (83%)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$100343
Implemented by:
NGO $100343 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$3500
Implemented by:
NGO $3500 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Gender equality
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
Total Spending:
$31,401,819
Implemented by:
UNFPA $5,977,682 (19%)
NGO $25,424,137 (81%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2)
Non-core Resources (98)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$31341239
Implemented by:
UNFPA $5977682 (19%)
NGO $25363557 (81%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2%)
Non-core Resources (98%)
Eliminating harmful practices
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$60580
Implemented by:
NGO $60580 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$210,033
Implemented by:
UNFPA $136,813 (65%)
GOV $73,220 (35%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100)
National population data system
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
Total Spending:
$210033
Implemented by:
UNFPA $136813 (65%)
GOV $73220 (35%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

CPE Yemen [2020-2021] (DP/FPA/2020/10)
Cycle: 2021-2022
CPE Yemen [2020] (DP/FPA/2019/9)
Cycle: 2020
CPE Yemen [2018-2019] (DP/FPA/2017/13)
Cycle: 2018-2019
CPE Yemen [2017] (DP/FPA/2016/2)
Cycle: 2017
CPE Yemen [2016] (DP/FPA/2015/9)
Cycle: 2016
CPD Yemen [2012-2015] (DP/FPA/CPD/YEM/5)
Cycle: 2012-2015
CPD Yemen [2007-2011] (DP/FPA/CPD/YEM/4)
Cycle: 2007-2011

UNDAF Yemen [2012-2015]

Cycle: 2012-2015

CPAP Yemen [2012-2015]

Cycle: 2012-2015

Desk Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Yemen

Issue date: 13 December 2018
Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.

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