YEMEN – Unfulfilled pledges of humanitarian aid will result in the discontinuation of life-saving reproductive health services for Yemeni women and girls

The Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises urges governments to uphold promised investments in life-saving reproductive health services for Yemeni women and girls living in humanitarian settings. In February, IAWG issued a statement encouraging donors to invest in these life-saving reproductive health services during the Yemen High-Level Pledging Event in Geneva. To date, only half of these pledges have been fulfilled. Without the promised funding, organizations will be forced to close facilities providing reproductive … Continued

Abortion in war time: How women break taboos in Yemen

E ensures that her children prevent anyone from entering the room at her family home. Then, when the door is closed, she begins to speak quietly and nervously about why she had an abortion earlier this year. At the age of 39, E already has five children, the youngest of whom is 18 months old. Her family, like millions of other Yemenis, have been left destitute by the two-year war… “My brain told me it … Continued

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