The 2018 Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings (IAFM) is the result of a collaborative and consultative process engaging hundreds of representatives from United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations that make up the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG). Based on guidelines issued by normative bodies, particularly those of the World Health Organization, the 2018 IAFM incorporates specific evidence from, or examples about, the application and adaptation of global SRH or human rights standards in humanitarian settings. The 2018 IAFM reflects the wide application of the manual’s principles and technical content beyond refugee situations, extending its use into diverse crises, including conflict zones and natural disasters. The IAFM continues to be the authoritative source for SRH in crises.
The IAFM is available in multiple languages on the website. Currently, the IAFM is available in Arabic, French, and Spanish. Due to funding limitations, these versions are currently only available as PDFs.
If your organization is required to comply with the Trump administration executive action “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” (PLGHA), you may access a PLGHA-compliant, redacted version of the Field Manual.