Psychosocial Support for Women Survivors of Violence in Yemen

5 October 2019

Download

Yemen is facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 24 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including some six million women and girls of reproductive age. Reported cases of gender-based violence (GBV) are rising. UNFPA supports the provision of psychosocial support, legal aid, access to safe spaces/shelters and referrals to health services. GBV services are being integrated with emergency reproductive health services. In 2018, 83 mobile teams, 23 safe spaces, six women’s shelters and three specialized psychological care centres delivered vital mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) reaching more than 50,000 people.

Related content

News
Salwa, 35, has survived child marriage, three abusive husbands, crushing poverty and years of grinding conflict. But now she is building a new life for herself.
Resources
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to worsen; characterized by increasing needs – including hunger and COVID-19 – escalating conflict, and a collapsing economy. UNFPA’s appeal for $100.5 million in 2020 received only 53 per cent by the end of July.
Resources
Without sufficient funding for humanitarian operations, the aid operation in Yemen is on the brink of collapse.

Pages