Women, Girls In Crisis-Hit Areas Need More Reproductive, Sexual Health Assistance, UNFPA Report Says
News outlets discuss findings from the UNFPA’s State of the World’s Population 2015 report.
The Guardian: Humanitarian response treats women’s health ‘as an afterthought,’ says the U.N.
“The health needs of women and girls must not be treated as an afterthought in times of crises, but placed at the center of any humanitarian response, according to the U.N.’s State of the World Population report. … Sixty percent of all preventable maternal deaths are estimated to occur in humanitarian and conflict settings, the UNFPA says, which equates to nearly 500 deaths each day…” (Ford, 12/2).
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Conflict-hit women need more reproductive, sexual health aid: U.N. agency head
“Around a quarter of the 100 million people globally who need humanitarian aid are women or teenage girls of childbearing age, but sexual and reproductive health services are underfunded, a United Nations agency said on Thursday…” (D’Urso, 12/3).