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With emergency obstetric care elusive, pregnant women in Yemen face tragic consequences

HADRAMOUT, AMRAN AND TAIZZ GOVERNORATES, Yemen – An internally displaced woman named Hamsa* in…

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War in Ukraine shocks global food supply, putting lives at risk

AL MUFTAH DISTRICT, Hajjah Governorate, Yemen – At 16, Thekra Obied was one more mouth to feed in…

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Free maternal services are a lifeline to expectant mothers in Yemen

DHAMAR GOVERNORATE and AL-MAHWIT GOVERNORATE, Yemen – On her way to the health centre to give birth…

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In her words: A child bride from Yemen forced to grow up too fast

Ibtisam* is a 16-year-old girl living in Yemen who shared her story…

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Pandemic, conflict continue to upend life for women in Yemen

AL HUDAYAH, Yemen – Fatima Mujawash once had a very different life. She was well educated, with a…

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Motherhood on the brink: Pregnant women in Yemen under famine and violence

CRATER, Yemen –  “It was the morning of a normal working day before fighting escalated close to the…

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In Yemen’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the heaviest price

IBB, Yemen – Midwife Lena Al-Shurmani remembers meeting Abia* at Al Mawa Camp in Ibb. Abia was 15…

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Reproductive health facilities resume life-saving work, but funding remains scarce

SANA’A, Yemen – In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s…

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Against the odds, delivering mental health support in Yemen

SANA’A, Yemen – Years of war, poverty and gender-based violence have taken a serious toll on the…

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