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Despite the negative impact of COVID-19 around the world, posing enormous challenges to health systems and spurring widespread lockdowns, school and business closures, as well as job losses where nearly all countries are currently facing an unprecedented economic downturn, UNFPA continues to work with partners to ensure the following:

(1) Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services are available so women can deliver safely and access contraception.

(2) Vulnerable women and girls have access to lifesaving gender-based violence (GBV) services and the necessary measures are in place to mitigate the risk of GBV throughout
humanitarian responses.

(3) Medical supplies and commodities are available, including for menstrual hygiene management.

(4) The humanitarian response is informed by strong data and evidence.

(5) The specific needs of women, adolescent girls and young people are addressed, including mental health and psychosocial support.