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The conflict is becoming increasingly volatile and fragile. Earlier in August, fighting in Aden between Government forces and forces affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council killed or injured at least 300 people and displaced 638 families.
Police Officer Chrestine Espinorio, Dr. Nadhira Abdulcarim and social worker Umme Limbona work together to support survivors of violence at a hospital-based crisis centre. © UNFPA Philippines/Mario Villamor
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Umme Limbona remembers when she had to leap from a third-storey window – onto a neighbouring terrace – to escape a siege. It would not be her last act of heroism.
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With support from the European Union, UNFPA, government and civil society partners are working to embed gender-based violence prevention and response in humanitarian action.

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