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Active conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is thwarting efforts to deliver life-saving sexual and reproductive health care to women and girls in need. © UNFPA Democratic Republic of the Congo
Women and girls account for roughly 60 per cent of Ebola victims. Over half of them are of reproductive age.
Despite the end to a 2017 conflict sparked by an ISIL-inspired group, displaced women and girls remain in desperate need of reproductive care.
Salia, now 18, tends to animals to provide for herself and her family. Just two years ago, Salia thought she would be a child bride. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
“I would have been married off by now,” Salia, 18, told UNFPA. ​​​​​