Humanitarian Action 2017 Overview

No. of pages: 15

Publication Date: January 2017

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

Today more than 75 per cent of people affected by humanitarian crises are women and children. And adolescents aged 10-19 years constitute a significant proportion of the population in many conflict and post-conflict settings.

In response to today’s humanitarian challenges, UNFPA continues to provide life-saving services to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and provide information, services and supplies for sexual and reproductive health as we work with partners to carry forward commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit.

Our focus goes beyond meeting immediate needs to reducing risk, building peace, strengthening resilience and supporting long-term development.

By investing in women, adolescent girls and young people we will accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, strengthen prospects for peace and security, and transform humanitarian action.

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