UNFPA Humanitarian Action Overview 2016

No. of pages: 12

Publication Date: 2016

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. 

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

By investing in women, 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.

Related content

News
KIBERA, Kenya — In early January, armed men tore into the house of a 32-year-old mother of three in Kibera.
Press
<p> <strong>DAKAR, Senegal —</strong> As tens of thousands of people flee the ongoing violence in Chad, concerns are being raised by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, for the health and safety of expectant mothers and their children. </p>
Press
<p> <strong>UNITED NATIONS, New York</strong> – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is providing urgently needed medical equipment and supplies to the thousands of people displaced by political violence in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi as well as affected

Pages