Sexual and reproductive health

Inter-agency field manual on reproductive health in humanitarian settings

2010 revision for field review

Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises

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Publication details

Number of pages: 210 pages
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, French, Spanish


The Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings is the result of a collaborative and consultative process engaging over 100 members from United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations that make up the Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises.

The updated information in this Field Manual is based on normative technical guidance of the World Health Organization. It also reflects the good practices documented in crisis settings around the world since the initial field-test version of the Field Manual was released in 1996, followed by the 1999 version, Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations: An Inter-agency Field Manual. This latest edition reflects the wide application of the Field Manual’s principles and technical content beyond refugee situations, extending its use into diverse crises, including conflict zones and natural disasters.

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