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.

With coronavirus spreading rapidly and strict lockdown measures imposed on the movement of people, the Japan Family Planning Association has been discussing ways to continue to provide vital sexual and reproductive health services.
Healthcare workers are the backbone of any healthcare emergency response, and COVID-19 is no different. Despite the difficult circumstances many of them face, they continue to deliver vital healthcare to their communities. We talk to Malak Dirani, a midwife in Lebanon of the impact COVID-19 on her work.
IPPF's Member Association in Mozambique were at the forefront of the response to Cyclone Idai, which devastated parts of the country earlier in 2019. In fact, they're still there supporting communities, and Emerson is one of the volunteer psychologists on hand to help.
Sakuni is 36-year-old transgender woman and activist from Sri Lanka, a country that experiences severe flooding almost every year. Trans people are often unable to access humanitarian aid in emergencies due to discrimination, which is a problem Sakuni is keen to help tackle.
In September 2018, a huge earthquake struck Indri's home island, killing thousands. Relieved that she made it to safety, Indri also felt an urgent need to give back to her community.
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.
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.
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 ...
In Bangladesh menstrual regulation, the method of establishing non-pregnancy for a woman at risk of unintended pregnancy, has been a part of the country’s family planning program since 1979 and is allowed up to 10–12 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
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.