Emergency response to sexual and reproductive health: A matter of life and death

What SRH services are available for refugees entering Europe? Effective emergency response strategies require capacity development, multistakeholder coordination, improved availability of resources and funding, write IPPF's Dearbhla Crosse and Nesrine Talbi in this guest column.

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About the authors

  • Dearbhla Crosse

    Dearbhla Crosse is a communications adviser at the International Planned Parenthood Federation European network. She is responsible for guiding the network’s external and internal communications, and developing relationships with member associations and NGOs on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. She has a master’s degree in journalism and previously worked as communications officer at Action for Global Health, a network of NGOs working on global health.
  • Nesrine Talbi

    Nesrine Talbi is a program adviser at the International Planned Parenthood Federation European network. She is responsible for providing technical guidance and support on issues linked to sexual and reproductive health and rights in humanitarian settings and coordinates the work of the regional Eastern Europe and Central Asia Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crisis. She has a master's degree on management of humanitarian projects and has worked previously for several NGOs in Africa and Latin America as well as for the European Commission Delegation in Cambodia.