During conflicts, natural disasters and other complex emergencies, sexual and reproductive health needs must not be overlooked. It is essential to ensure life-saving interventions as related to sexual and reproductive health services, and protection from and response to sexual and gender-based violence are provided. With GAC’s support, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is contributing to meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of vulnerable women and girls in sexual and reproductive health, and preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence. The project operates in Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya and Yemen. Project activities include: (1) providing emergency obstetric care, and sexual and reproductive health services; (2) providing protection from and response to gender-based violence; and (3) providing health services, supplies and commodities, medication, dignity kits, and reproductive health kits to crisis-affected people.
The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved sexual and reproductive health of vulnerable populations; and (2) increased protection from gender-based violence. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated, and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or that are food insecure.