Overview of UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund, referred to as UNFPA, was previously called the United Nations Fund for Population Activities or the United Nations Population Fund. The organization is affiliated with the United Nations as a development agency that was established in 1969 and operates to support the rights of women, men and children to enjoy a healthier and better life.

UNFPA areas of action

  • Fund population and reproductive health programs.
  • Support programs that help women, men and youth to have a safe pregnancy and safe delivery, prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, combat gender-based violence, and raise awareness of women's rights.
  • Ensure the right to reproductive health.
  • Ensure physical, mental and social health in relation to reproduction and the reproductive system.
  • Formulate policies and strategies to support development.

UNFPA interventions in YemenUnited Nations Population Fund UNFPA Yemen 2

Among the most prominent interventions of the United Nations Population Fund in Yemen is working to monitor the health status of pregnant women and children, track the condition of infected patients, and provide protection and livelihood support for women and girls. The Fund also contributes to providing shelter for women exposed to violence and seeks to protect them and encourage them to recover and build a new life.

Moreover, UNFPA contributes to supporting hospitals in Yemen in general in the field of reproductive health and confronting outbreaks of epidemics such as Covid-19, in addition to implementing several awareness-raising campaigns to prevent diseases, especially infectious ones.

The Fund also seeks to monitor cases of forced migration of women to protect them from exploitation and to call on them to file complaints if they are subjected to any kind of sexual abuse or exploitation, or if they were invited by unknown parties active in the field of human trafficking. etc.