This side event aims to raise awareness of UNFPA’s work to meet the needs for contraceptives and maternal health life-saving medicines of women, adolescent girls and young people in humanitarian situations. Special focus will be on the value added of UNFPA Supplies as a humanitarian actor globally and regionally, as well as in selected countries where UNFPA is at the forefront of some of the largest, most complex and volatile humanitarian crises (Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Philippines, Mali, South Sudan, Nigeria, Chad, etc.).
As a lead agency for SRH, for the GBV AoR at the global level, and of the GBV sub-cluster at country level where a cluster system was activated, the event will showcase results and bottlenecks for rapid response mechanisms in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services through mobile and static clinics, in camps as well as in host communities, and how RH commodities have been instrumental for achieving these results.
Points of Discussion:
- How contraceptives and RH commodities are vital to Build Back Better in reconstruction, and to ensuring commitments in line with the Grand Bargain agreement are met. The Grand Bargain commits its signatories to strengthen support for local and national responders on the frontline of humanitarian action.
- How can Member States develop and implement strategies to ensure contraceptive and SRH commodity security for saving lives even during crisis?
- What are the lessons learned from experiences on the ground, on what works and how to strengthen partnership with Member States and other partners to ensure RH commodity security even in crisis?