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URGENT APPEAL

Send an emergency birth kit now

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Pregnant women, new mothers and newborns urgently need your help

An 'Emergency Birth Kit' can save lives when women are forced to deliver their babies under challenging conditions. These kits contain the supplies needed to prevent infection during childbirth, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality globally.

These kits contain supplies including:

  • soap
  • a sterile plastic sheet
  • a razor blade
  • an umbilical cord tie
  • a blanket
  • latex gloves

Send an emergency birth kit. Your act of kindness could save a life - or two.

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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