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UN: 3.4 Million Yemeni Women at Risk

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A year of conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 3.4 million women of reproductive age between 15 and 49 years in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] reported, expressing growing concern about the situation.

Of them, nearly 500,000 are pregnant and will give birth within the next nine months. The lack of reproductive health services and supplies can result in an estimated 1,000 maternal deaths among 68,000 pregnant women who are at risk of life-threatening complications during childbirth.

“Women and girls lack access to humanitarian aid, including reproductive health services, and are therefore even more at risk of unwanted pregnancies, which, in turn, can put their lives at risk,” UNFPA Country Representative Lene K. Christiansen said in a press release.

He further noted that the status of women and girls was already weak in Yemen prior to the conflict as gender-based violence was common at home.

Source: http://yemenwatch.net/

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