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!
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.
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. ...
While abortion is considered illegal in Bangladesh, menstrual regulation, which has been a part of the country’s family planning program since 1979, is allowed up to 10–12 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
When Vanuatu population was evacuated due to the volcano activity, IPPF Humanitarian team and the Vanuatu Family Health Association responded to the emergency with mobile health clinics, dignity kits and awareness session, providing life-saving care to the displaced population.
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.
In September 2017, 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.
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.
The earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 caused devastation and destruction that the country has still not recovered from. Almost 9,000 people lost their lives and over 22,000 were injured in Nepal’s worst natural disaster for 80 years. The ...