In Refuge: Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings | Wilson Center
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34 million women and girls are currently in need of humanitarian assistance resulting from natural disasters, wars, conflicts, and other crises. Women in humanitarian settings have high unmet reproductive and maternal health needs. Since 2011, Save the Children, CARE, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), have delivered voluntary contraceptive services, including long-acting reversible contraceptives, to over 1 million women and girls affected by humanitarian crises. 
Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative and Save the Children, CARE, IRC, and FP2020 for a discussion on the importance of providing comprehensive reproductive health services in humanitarian settings. The event will highlight the importance and feasibility of delivering quality services in humanitarian settings and partnership and collaboration with local organizations, government, and civil society.  
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Photo Credit: Clients walking through the hospital grounds with their children. Susan Warner, Save the Children. 




  • Nancy Ibrahim

    Advisor, Reproductive Health in Emergencies, Save the Children
  • Seema Manohar

    Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) Rapid Response Specialist, CARE
  • Jennifer Schlecht

    Senior Advisor, Emergency Preparedness and Response, FP2020
  • Erin Wheeler

    Contraception and Abortion Care Advisor, International Rescue Committee