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.

People are being forced from their homes more than ever. Whether fleeing conflict or losing homes to natural disasters, there are an estimated 70.8 million refugees worldwide, with women and girls often most at risk. We want to know: what would you do under these circumstances?
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!
Women and girls are 14 times more likely to die in disaster settings than men. 7 out of 10 women are exposed to gender-based violence in crises situations unfolding right now. These deaths and violence are preventable.