The UNFPA Humanitarian Action Overview for 2019 showcases global priority needs for women, girls and young people affected by crisis. It also highlights UNFPA's 2018 achievements and its priorities in humanitarian work.
Today's crises are becoming more widespread, complex and protracted, and they continue to take a disproportionate toll on women and girls. In 2019, nearly 132 million people need humanitarian aid and protection. Out of these, UNFPA estimates that 35 million women, girls and young people will require life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, and interventions to prevent gender-based violence and respond to the needs of survivors. To meet these staggering needs, UNFPA in 2019 requires an estimated $536 million. The need for the work of UNFPA and its partners continues to grow – in places such as Bangladesh, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and neighboring countries, and Yemen. But this year also brings new areas of concern, such as displacement in northern South America, conflict and instability in Cameroon and the Central African Republic. In 2018, UNFPA reached over 15 million women, girls and young people affected by crises worldwide.