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United Nations Population Fund appeals for $ 835 million to support people in crisis

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has appealed for $ 835 million to help people in crisis. The goal is to reach more than 54 million women, girls and young people in 61 countries, with the Covid-19 epidemic and other challenges, according to reports.

“It is crucial to understand that sexual and reproductive health treatments are not only complementary to other types of emergency care; they save lives. They are more important than ever now, as the world grapples with many overlapping disasters, ”according to the United Nations. Yemen is in greatest need of aid for the third year in a row, according to UNFPA’s annual humanitarian report, requiring around $ 100 million in immediate aid.

It is estimated that a woman dies in childbirth every two hours, and 1 million pregnant and breastfeeding women suffer from severe malnutrition. Protection and response to gender-based violence, along with essentials such as dignity kits containing sanitary napkins, soap and warm winter clothes, will cost more than $ 68 million. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Venezuela, Haiti, Bangladesh and Lebanon round out the list of the top ten nations with the greatest humanitarian financial needs.

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