Humanitarian Action 2018 Overview

No. of pages: 23

Publication date: 2018-01-29

Author: UNFPA

The Humanitarian Action Overview details results from the UNFPA's 2017 humanitarian operations and outlines priority actions for 2018. For 2018, UNFPA is appealing for $463 million to provide life-saving services to approximately 30 million women of reproductive age who will be impacted by humanitarian crises.

UNFPA's humanitarian work focuses on providing sexual and reproductive health services, ensuring access to family planning, and preventing and responding to violence against women and girls. UNFPA also provides population data to assess humanitarian needs and to plan services accordingly.  

In 2017, UNFPA reached 16 million people with humanitarian assistance in 58 countries. This included establishing 880 mobile health clinics and supporting 2,280 health facilities to provide emergency obstetric care, as well as providing life-saving services to over 375,000 survivors of gender-based violence. 

Humanitarian Emergencies Dashboard

UNFPA's Humanitarian Emergencies dashboard offers an interactive look into UNFPA's response to crises around the world. 

Safe Birth Even Here

All women – even those caught in conflicts, disasters or other crises – should be able to give birth safely. UNFPA is working with partners to deliver care to pregnant women and new mothers in even the most treacherous situations

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