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Preparedness and humanitarian response

UNFPA supports preparedness and humanitarian response efforts to ensure the continued provision of sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian contexts. In addition, supporting efforts to prevent gender-based violence is particularly important in humanitarian contexts, where the risk of violence is often multiplied.

 

To achieve these goals UNFPA aims at:

  • Providing Minimum Initial Service Packages (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health.
  • Ensuring safe environments and minimum standards for gender-based violence case management.
  • Including and involving youth in risk management processes.
  • Producing needed data and conducting population analysis to reach the furthest behind.

UNFPA’s humanitarian response contributes to ensuring access to sexual and reproductive rights for adolescents and women of reproductive age, including the prevention of gender-based violence. Preparedness and response is strengthened through prevention and building local resilience and capacity.

  • Technical assistance for the development of the “Guidelines on the operational continuity of the provision of sexual and reproductive health services in emergencies”.
     
  • Sensitization and capacity building in a cross-cutting human rights-based approach to humanitarian response.

Peru is hosting the second largest Venezuelan refugee and migrant population in the world*. The Peruvian health system lacks sufficient resources for a timely response in humanitarian contexts. However, free health care services are provided to pregnant migrant and refugee women (for antenatal, neonatal and postnatal care) as well as family planning services, including free access to contraceptives to women of reproductive age.

Many migrant and refugee women require protection services against gender-based violence. UNFPA in Peru is supporting the Government in addressing this need by supporting prevention and response services, as well as by ensuring continuity of sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning services and the delivery of Dignity Kits containing 10 key essential hygiene supplies for women.

* Source: Regional Plan in Response to Refugees and Migrants, 2019