Emergencies

Women and children are disproportionately affected by natural disaster and war - pregnant women face dangerous deliveries and, in unprotected refugee settlements, rape, trafficking and gender-based violence increase. IPPF delivers essential lifesaving services for women, men and children in times of crisis.

In late September, a devasting 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia, quickly followed by a tsunami. IPPF and Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association need your help to ensure the sexual and reproductive healthcare needs of women and girls are met during this time of crisis.
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Read IMAP statement on sexual and reproductive healthcare in Humanitarian settings.
Flash floods in Sri Lanka in May 2017 triggered landslides that left many people homeless. Chathurika, a youth volunteer for a family planning association, took part in the crisis response by helping out at a health camp.
When a cyclone, earthquake or conflict strikes, sexual health is not normally the first thing people think of. But in reality, maintaining sexual and reproductive health and rights during a crisis is vital to keeping people safe and well – find out more in our quiz!

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.
In a crowded classroom on a Saturday morning, almost 50 nurses gather to learn about detecting and responding to gender-based violence in emergencies. They will all be part of various emergency outreach teams in Tonga.
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IPPF’s Strategic Framework (SF) 2016-2022 commits the organisation to lead a locally-owned globally connected movement that provides and enables services, and champions sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all.
In a crowded classroom on a Saturday morning in February, almost fifty reproductive health nurses gather to learn about detecting and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies. It’s hard to fathom that only days ago, their tiny island Kingdom ...
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Following the devastation wrecked by Tropical Cyclone Gita on the island of Kingdon of Tonga, the Tonga Family Health Association deployed an emergency response team. The team was able to bring vital sexual and reproductive health care to local communities. ...
Nursing Supervisor Ms. Lovely Yasmin is one of several staff members providing family planning, menstrual regulation, and post-procedure care services at Upzila Health Complex in Belkuchi, Bangladesh.