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Save the lives of pregnant women, new mothers and newborns by helping fund Al Rahida clinic in Yemen

In Yemen, new intense fighting, COVID-19, a healthcare system on its knees, and funding from all sources drying up means that the few remaining maternal health centers are at risk of closing before the end of the year.

YOU can help fund the Al Rahida clinic and keep it open into 2022. Whatever you can give will help save lives.

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World’s worst humanitarian crisis (Read More)The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the worst in the world. An estimated 24.1 million people – over 80 per cent of the population – need assistance. As in so many locations around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to women in Yemen not leaving their houses to seek medical care out of fear they will contract the virus. Delaying care increases the risks of complications during pregnancy and delivery, jeopardizing not only the lives of pregnant mothers but the lives of their babies as well.
The dangers of pregnancy and childbirth (Read More)Approximately 320,000 pregnant women have been cut off from lifesaving reproductive health services due to the conflict and the pandemic, while 48,000 women could die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Lifesaving programs suspended (Read More)Countless lifesaving reproductive health programs have been suspended because of lack of resources, but the Al Rahida clinic located in Taiz, Yemen, remains open and continues to care for women and newborns.
Taizz, Yemen (Read More)Taizz, where the Al Rahida clinic is located, was once the intellectual and cultural capital of Yemen, but has been deeply affected by the country’s long civil war. A city that once had 600,000 residents now only has 200,000.
Services provided by Al Rahida (Read More)UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, operates the Al Rahida clinic and provides 150 to 300 women every day with lifesaving services including: contraception so they can plan their pregnancies; prenatal care to ensure their pregnancies are safe; obstetric care so they can give birth without fear of dying; expert care in case they encounter complications during childbirth; and care after giving birth to ensure their newborns are healthy. Without the Taiz clinic, these women and their babies will be put at risk.
What you gift will provide (Read More)When you contribute to the Al Rahida clinic, your generous gift is used provide the following:

  • Personal protective equipment for the clinic’s staff and cleaning materials to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Training for nurses and midwives so they can provide the highest quality care
  • Medications necessary for safe pregnancy, safe birth, and healthy newborns
  • Medical supplies for emergency obstetric care to allow mothers to give birth safely even when complications arise
  • Infant warmers to keep newborns healthy

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How is my donation used by Friends of UNFPA?

As the official support committee for UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, every dollar you give is used efficiently to support UNFPA’s lifesaving programs and to mobilize further funds for its critical work. Monies raised directly benefit women and girls in need of services like emergency obstetric care, access to contraceptives allowing women to choose when and whether to conceive, care and support after experiencing gender-based violence, and protection from child marriage and female genital mutilation. Only 6% of revenue raised by Friends of UNFPA is directed towards operating and management expenses. Your support means that UNFPA can be there for the world's most vulnerable women and populations, especially in response to COVID-19.

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With your donation you will help UNFPA in its mission to:

assure that no woman dies giving birth

provide access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit 20 million women a year

end violence against women, female genital mutilation, child marriage and teen pregnancies