UNFPA Response in Yemen Monthly Situation Report #5 – May 2019

Publication Date: May 2019
Author: UNFPA Yemen


The Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) continues to be seriously under-funded. By May, only 13.6 per cent of funds with $572 million received against the overall requirements of $4.19 billion, less than 80 per cent of what had been received in by May 2018. UNFPA's response received US$33.7 million of the US$110.5 million required, by end May. A funding shortage could jeopardize the expansion of reproductive health and women’s protection services.

By May 2019, UNFPA's response provided reproductive health services to more than 300,000 women and girls with 261 health facilities supported across the country to provide emergency obstetric care and essential reproductive health supplies. UNFPA is also the sole provider of lifesaving reproductive health medicines in Yemen. In addition, UNFPA response provided protection services for more than 20,000 survivors of different forms of violence, with 20 safe spaces and six shelters established across the country.