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20 Oct 2018 description

A strategy meeting on the Horn of Africa and Yemen was held by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Addis Ababa on 13 and 14 October to develop a framework and action plan to guide the Fund’s work and partnerships in the region.

Forced displacement, family separation, and lack of basic protection mechanisms and essential services put women and girls at risk of sexual violence in particular. Together with high fertility rates, this scenario is putting pressure on limited resources and negatively impacting the future of youth.

03 May 2016 description

OBOCK, Djibouti – Four months pregnant and living amidst constant shelling and airstrikes, Jamila decided she had to flee her home in Taizz City, Yemen. “To leave everything behind and flee, not only for your own life, but for the life of a creature who you love without having even met him yet, because you are carrying him inside you, is overwhelming,” says the soft-spoken 30-year old.

31 Mar 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 21.2 million People in need

  • 13.6 million People targeted for lifesaving interventions

  • 1 in 10 People displaced by conflict

  • 3.4 million Women of girls of reproductive age

  • 400,800 Pregnant Women

  • 68,130 Pregnant women will experience complications during delivery in the next 12 months

29 Feb 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 21.2 million People in need

  • 13.6 million People targeted for lifesaving interventions

  • 3.4 million Women of girls of reproductive age

  • 400,800 Pregnant Women

  • 454,240 Live births per year

  • 90,848 Pregnancies that can end in miscarriages and unsafe abortions in the next 12 months

02 Sep 2011 description

UNITED NATIONS, Nairobi/ New York — Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is visiting refugee camps in Kenya to underscore the urgent needs of women affected by the famine in the Horn of Africa.

So far, 12.4 million people have been affected by severe drought in the Horn of Africa. In Somalia, the drought resulted in 3.7 million internally displaced people. The world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab in Kenya, has seen its population soar close to 500,000.

23 Jul 2011 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York,—UNFPA is scaling up its efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by famine and displacement in the Horn of Africa. “We are deeply concerned by the gravity of the situation in the region,” said UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. “We call upon the international community to urgently look after the unique needs of pregnant women and mothers whose families’ survival are particularly at risk.”