Statistics & Key Messages
The “Statistics & Key Messages” are a compilation of facts, statistics, key messages and case studies on reproductive health in displaced and conflict-affected settings in order to provide the media, actors in the humanitarian sector, practitioners from intersecting fields and other interested parties with easily understood, factual information.
Click here for overview of key facts and statistics relevant to issues throughout the topic of displacement.
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Key Displacement Facts
|General Reproductive Health||Adolescents|
|Emergency Contraception||Family Planning||Gender-Based Violence|
|Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP)||Maternal & Newborn Care||Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV/AIDS|
The RHRC Consortium focuses on essential and complementary technical areas of reproductive health for women, men and adolescents in all phases of an emergency, from the initial crisis through reconstruction and development. These technical areas are:
• Maternal and newborn health, including emergency obstetric and newborn care
• Family planning
• Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS
• Gender-based violence
Each section begins with key messages,
which provide the most significant points on each
issue in a concise and efficient manner. Key messages
are followed by a brief overview, which
presents background information and an introduction
to the issue. In addition, facts including
global statistics as well as research results
on refugee and internally displaced populations
are offered along with relevant references.
Finally, case studies are available that
offer a personal look at the impact that reproductive
health services (or the lack thereof) have on
the lives of refugees and internally displaced
The RHRC Consortium hopes that the Facts & Stats will provide the media, our colleagues in the humanitarian sector, practitioners from intersecting fields and other interested parties with valuable, easily understood and factual information that will be helpful to their work. It is imperative that the challenges faced by refugee and internally displaced populations are widely understood in order to advocate for improving their reproductive health status. Reproductive health is a right that does not disappear once a border is crossed or a home is abandoned due to fear of persecution, oppression or conflict. It is a basic need and we must ensure that refugee and displaced women, children and men worldwide have access to quality and comprehensive reproductive health education and services.
Updated December 2009. Please note: while this site is periodically updated, it is up to the user’s discretion to verify that the facts provided are the most current.