Khabar Khair (Only Good News)
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has announced a contribution of US$ 3.3 million to help UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund provide life-saving protection services to the most vulnerable women and girls.
According to the statement by the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), this latest funding would support an estimated 60,000 women and girls with specialized women’s protection services and will help some 1,000 women seeking such services to start their own businesses.
Sweden has been one of the largest contributors to UNFPA’s protection programmes in Yemen.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), which is a government agency working on behalf of Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, contributing nearly US$13 million since 2017, and in turn helping to reach hundreds of thousands of women and girls with protection information and services.
Women and girls are among the most vulnerable in Yemen’s crisis, an estimated 6.1 million women are in urgent need of protection.
UNFPA leads the coordination and provision of protection services across the country. UNFPA is also the sole provider of life-saving reproductive health medicines in Yemen.
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