MIDDLE EAST – Call for expert training consultants on the MISP for Reproductive Health in Emergencies

As part of its efforts to improve emergency preparedness measures and to be able to respond quickly and effectively at the onset of a crisis, UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO) is creating a regional roster of expert training consultants on the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health (RH) in emergencies. The objective is to build the capacity of relevant country-level partners within the Arab States region on the implementation of the MISP … Continued

Why don’t humanitarian organizations provide safe abortion services?

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Although sexual and reproductive health services have become more available in humanitarian settings over the last decade, safe abortion services are still rarely provided. The authors’ observations suggest that four reasons are typically given for this gap: ‘There’s no need’; ‘Abortion is too complicated to provide in crises’; ‘Donors don’t fund abortion services’; and ‘Abortion is illegal’.

Humanitarian settings, young people and adolescent pregnancy

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The Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG) provided technical leadership to advance the reproductive health and HIV/AIDS outcomes of young people in developing countries. The project has ended and while the website is no longer being updated, it still contains useful information, such as the text here, and long lists of very useful resources on humanitarian settings, young people and adolescent pregnancy.

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