Resources for Humanitarian Settings

Ipas works with international humanitarian organizations to ensure people affected by crisis have reproductive health options that include abortion and contraception. Our resources aim to improve abortion access in humanitarian settings by providing accurate information to clinicians and those seeking care—and by building support among humanitarian professionals for reproductive health services.

An orientation and resources for frontline abortion trainers and health workers


Download File Resources for Humanitarian Settings Refugees and displaced people face uniquely challenging barriers to abortion access, including the collapse of health systems, statelessness, and a lack of prioritization of sexual and reproductive heal …


This tool is designed to help program planners and organizations understand abortion law and manage legal risk when providing or supporting access to abortion for people who are displaced by crisis. It provides general guidance and can be used online or in-person and with program teams, field teams, program managers and other decision-makers. It can also be incorporated in risk- and security-assessment processes.


Abortion Attitude Transformation-Humanitarian

Abortion by trained providers is a safe and common procedure, legal under at least one condition in nearly every country in the world. Yet women and girls living in humanitarian settings often cannot get this essential reproductive health service—even when it’s available to other women in a country hosting refugees.


Mifepristone Now Available Through The InterAgency Reproductive Health Kits

This card for humanitarian professionals provides instructions for obtaining Inter-Agency RH Kits, information on why mifepristone is now available in the kits, and a summary of WHO dosing regiments for abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol.


Creating A Sustainable Supply Of MVA Instruments In Humanitarian Settings

This card for humanitarian professionals provides an overview of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) for safe abortion with a focus on humanitarian settings—plus instructions for how to obtain MVA equipment through Inter-Agency RH Kits and from DKT WomanCare.


This two-page material provides simple instructions for safely using abortion with pills and is intended as a resource for health providers to share with their patients. Available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.


This two-page material provides simple instructions for safely using abortion with pills and is intended as a resource for health providers to share with their patients. Available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.


This two-page material provides simple instructions for safely using abortion with pills and is intended as a resource for health providers to share with their patients. Available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.


This two-page material provides simple instructions for safely using abortion with pills and is intended as a resource for health providers to share with their patients. Available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.


About Us

We work with partners around the world to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception.

Our Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

Where We Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

Resources

Our materials are designed to help reproductive health advocates and professionals expand access to high-quality abortion care.

For health professionals

For advocates and decisionmakers

Training resources

For humanitarian settings

For researchers and program implementors