The impact of crises on women and children is well documented, with high rates of maternal, neonatal and child mortality and morbidity due to poor access to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH) services.
This report is the output from a data collection exercise in six Arab states currently affected by humanitarian crises: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. UNFPA country offices coordinated the data collection, in consultation with relevant national stakeholders such as government, private sector providers, NGOs and professional organisations, with the aim of understating how the crises had affected the need for SRMNAH services and the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of midwives and other SRMNAH workers. The report provides several recommendations on risk reduction and improving resilience in such humanitarian disasters.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.