Yemen: A mother’s life on the line

Published on: 11/02/2022

In Yemen, people are living through the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. 20.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance or protection. Expectant mothers are particularly vulnerable as they face life threatening shortages for maternal health services.

UNFPA has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Yemen. Despite the lack of funding, by the end of 2021, UNFPA's response reached nearly 2.8 million individuals with life-saving reproductive health services, protection information and services and emergency relief, with support to 127 health facilities, 51 safe spaces, nine shelters and eight specialized mental health centres.

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