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World Humanitarian Day: The view from Vanuatu

19 August marks World Humanitarian Day. This year we want to thank our teams on the ground who have been going above and beyond to support people on the tiny island of Ambae in Vanuatu following a volcanic eruption.
Our Humanitarian team were on call to deliver emergency family planning and dignity kits during the evacuation of Vanuatu. The most disaster prone country in the world.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected in humanitarian crises and face multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges in these contexts. IPPF has been providing much needed support to vulnerable communities through our global federation of member associations, who provide contextualised, timely and tailored interventions drawing on local partners' knowledge and expertise. However, recent shifts in the global political landscape are concerning and threaten to undermine IPPF's mission and impact on the ground.
The Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (APGPD) welcomes the commitment by the Australian Government to continue funding the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s work with women during humanitarian crises. Over 800 women and girls are dying every day from ...
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IPPF's SPRINT Initiative ensures access to essential life-saving sexual and reproductive health services in crisis and post-crisis situations. Through funding from the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) our SPRINT Initiative has brought sexual and reproductive health ...
As Vanuatu's pioneering sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organisation, VFHA is a trusted provider of SRHR services and commodities to the nation of 271,000. It works closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide service delivery from ...
Julie was a midwife with the Ministry of Health for 20 years before she joined the Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA) as nurse and project manager for IPPF's SPRINT Initiative response in Vanuatu. When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, the SPRINT ...
Cyclone Pam, one of the most intense storms of the South Pacific Ocean, caused widespread devastation in Vanuatu’s southern provinces of Shefa and Tafea in May 2015. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through its humanitarian wing, the SPRINT Initiative, ...
April 10, 2015: Kuala Lumpur : The SPRINT Initiative, through the International Planned Parenthood Federation-East & South East Asia and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR), is providing key sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) in Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone ...
IPPF is appealing for financial assistance to help with the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. The federation is also calling for volunteers to come forward, especially nurses who may be able to assist on the ground when IPPF ...