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.

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Mexfam, IPPF member association in Mexico, continued to provide free healthcare during and after the humanitarian crisis caused by record-breaking earthquakes in September 2017, despite many members of staff losing their homes and even family members.
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In September Mexico suffered from a devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake that left many dead and injured, crushing buildings and destroying infrastructure. We immediately activated our humanitarian response network. Mexfam, IPPF member association in Mexico, continued to provide free healthcare, despite many members of staff losing their homes and even family members.
IPPF are working with local organisations in Bangladesh to help meet the sexual and reproductive healthcare needs of the Rohingya.
Donate now to support our humanitarian response to Hurricanes Maria, Irma, Jose, and Katia and the earthquakes in Mexico . Four hurricanes and two earthquakes have hit America and the Carribean in the last weeks. The situation is unprecedented and ...
Just one day after the floods, the local clinic re-opened to ensure the displaced communities sexual reproductive and health needs were met.
Sudemala and her family were forced to leave all their possessions behind once the flash floods reached her home.
Flash flood in Sri Lanka affected over half a million people and natural disasters like this disproportionately affect women and girls who are at a greater risk of sexual violence.
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Incessant rains across Sri Lanka during May 2017 affected over half a million people in seven districts. Most affected was the Ratnapura district where over 20,000 people faced flash floods, and where 46 deaths were reported.
Just before midday on Saturday 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, causing massive devastation and loss of life. It was the worst natural disaster to strike the country for 80 years – and one the country is ...
Muna Shrestha lives with her husband and two children in Bakultar, a rambling village of mud houses, tea shacks and vegetable, miles off a main road, at the end of a long dirt track in Kavre district, a few hours ...