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BEIRUT EXPLOSION EMERGENCY

HELP PROVIDE EMERGENCY CARE FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

The devastating explosion has hit an already fragile situation. Vulnerable women and girls can now add homelessness to their hardships, which include economic insecurity, insufficient medical facilities, little protection from the growing coronavirus pandemic, and increasing risk of gender-based violence.

Our team on the ground urgently needs:

  • Medical equipment and supplies, including dignity kits containing essential sanitary items
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) to shield our midwives and expectant mothers from the coronavirus
  • More midwives and trainers to support staff in health facilities damaged by the explosion

We are working to respond to the emerging needs of over 140,000 women and girls who have been forced to flee their homes. This includes around 3,900 women who are currently pregnant and in need of maternal health-care services.

Donate today to ensure these women and girls receive the immediate support they need.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 concieve, 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 expeneses. 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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Is this donation tax deductible?
Yes, Friends of UNFPA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, to which contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law for residents of the United States. Our Federal Identification Number is: 13-3996346
Can I cancel my monthly donation?
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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