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A post-partum mother with her newborn at the Al Thawra Hospital ward. © UNFPA Yemen
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Escalating violence in Hodeidah, Yemen, threatens the city’s estimated 90,000 pregnant women and girls.
8 August 2018
Pregnant child brides need extra attention, says Huda, a UNFPA midwife in the Hayati Harrani women's and girl's safe space. “But our hands are tied because so few come for care.” © UNFPA Turkey/Usenabasi Esiet
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“These girls don’t go to the doctor regularly," said Huda, a UNFPA midwife. "Some probably give birth at home...
26 July 2018
Family health houses are helping midwives provide reproductive health care in far-flung parts of Afghanistan. © UNFPA Afghanistan
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By midnight, Khurshid, 35, was in serious trouble. Five months pregnant and bleeding heavily, she had passed out at...
10 July 2018

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Safe Birth Even Here

Every day, some 500 women and girls die from childbirth and pregnancy in areas affected by, or prone to, conflict or natural disaster. In these settings, women and girls are often cut off from health care and exposed to trauma, malnutrition and disease. But their lives can be saved with access to quality sexual and reproductive health services. Join us in protecting women's and girls' rights to health, safety and dignity in emergencies.

The Safe Birth Even Here campaign aims to raise awareness of the high rate of maternal deaths in emergency situations and increase support for services to protect the rights of the women and girls living in humanitarian and fragile settings. It was created in 2012 by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and refreshed in 2016 with the creative talents of Benetton. During the next five years, we will bring you news and updates as we come together with people and leaders from around the world to ensure Safe Birth Even Here in emergencies.