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Floods in Yemen upend tens of thousands of lives already fleeing brutal conflict
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Floods in Yemen upend tens of thousands of lives already fleeing brutal conflict
SANA’A, Yemen – “The sky was full of clouds, then suddenly heavy rain washed away our shelters. Everything we owned – personal documents, blankets, food – it was all destroyed.”  Qubool, 42, is the sole breadwinner for her six children. When…
UNFPA & the War in Ukraine: 6 months of Support for Women and Girls
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UNFPA & the War in Ukraine: 6 months of Support for Women and Girls
Pregnant women giving birth in bomb shelters. Scores of refugees fleeing at the border or waiting at packed stations in the bitter cold to board trains. Women and girls in need of support are enduring trauma and violence. The realities…
Women and girls in Pakistan need urgent health and protection services amid epic flood disaster
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Women and girls in Pakistan need urgent health and protection services amid epic flood disaster
BALOCHISTAN, Pakistan – “I walked for about 35 kilometers while in labor because the floods had damaged the road between my village and the hospital,” said Bakhtnama Khairullah, 32, from Harnai in Balochistan province. Hers was one of the first areas…
Left in the Dark: How Period Taboos Put Women and Girls at Risk
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Left in the Dark: How Period Taboos Put Women and Girls at Risk
Every day, girls around the world start their first menstrual cycle. A period is a natural and healthy part of a woman’s reproductive health.   For those who are equipped with information, hygiene products, and a supportive community, their first period can…

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