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09 Oct 2018 description

The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.

Even in these circumstances, UNFPA believes that every Syrian woman, adolescent girl and child has the right to reproductive health and protection from gender-based violence.

07 Sep 2018 description

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

As the largest global programme addressing FGM, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5. The main document analyses, "How to Transform a Social Norm," is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018).

10 Aug 2018 description

The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.

Even in these circumstances, UNFPA believes that every Syrian woman, adolescent girl and child has the right to reproductive health and protection from gender-based violence.

10 Jul 2018 description

The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s operations within the context of the Syria Crisis.

The report is prepared by the UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub in Amman, Jordan, and spans operations conducted by UNFPA offices in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to operations conducted in Syria through crossborder modalities from Jordan and Turkey.

21 Jun 2018 description

By Luay Shabaneh*

31 May 2018 description

The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s operations within the context of the Syria Crisis.

The report is prepared by the UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub in Amman, Jordan, and spans operations conducted by UNFPA offices in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to operations conducted in Syria through crossborder modalities from Jordan and Turkey.

02 May 2018 description

Through its 118 women's and girls' safe spaces, 132 primary health-care facilities, and 26 youth centers, UNFPA continues to provide essential reproductive health and gender-based violence services to women, girls, men and boys impacted by the Syria crisis.

29 Mar 2018 description

The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.

Even in these circumstances, UNFPA believes that every Syrian woman, adolescent girl and child has the right to reproductive health and protection from gender-based violence.

31 Jan 2018 description

The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.

17 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH December 2017

Continuing cross-border interventions from Turkey and Jordan in 2018

Security Council Resolution 2393 was adopted, renewing the provisions of Resolution 2165 for an additional 12 months. This will enable UNFPA to continue supporting people in need, working with implementing partners through cross-border interventions from Turkey and Jordan.

UNFPA delivers aid to previously unreached Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo

29 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH DURING November 2017

This was Dr. Kanem’s first official visit to Jordan and the Middle East, since becoming the fifth UNFPA Executive Director on 3 October.

Launching Strategy to Address the Needs of Syrian Adolescent Girls in Syria
The Strategy to Address the Needs of Syrian Adolescent Girls in Syria was launched in the presence of representatives from United Nations agencies, international and local organizations, donors, partners and media.

21 Nov 2017 description

Highlights of the month

UNFPA is enhancing media coverage on reproductive health issues in Syria. UNFPA is supporting more safe spaces for women and girls crossing the Turkish border.

UNFPA support in the Syrian Arab Republic (from all channels):

30 Oct 2017 description

CAIRO, Egypt – “Your fear is controlling you,” instructor Amany Abdel-Aal told a roomful of women at a Wen-Do self-defence class, held in a cheerfully painted youth centre on the outskirts of Cairo.

The students – most of them Syrian refugees – nodded in agreement.

“Sometimes I want to do something but I can’t,” one woman admitted.

Their fears are well founded. Most of Ms. Abdel-Aal’s students have experienced sexual harassment. And they are not alone.

23 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH DURING September 2017

  • Several youth initiatives held in Syria.
  • Jordan Cross-Border works to localize reproductive health services.

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (FROM ALL CHANNELS)

03 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH DURING August 2017

  • Youth initiatives and trainings held in Syria.
  • United States congressional delegation visits Zaatari.

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (FROM ALL CHANNELS)

17 Sep 2017 description

Companion booklet to the 2016 Annual Report of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change

Foreword

Last year’s annual report for the UNFPAUNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) focused on the strategic and formal underpinnings of our work. It described the theory of change that guides interventions and the metrics by which we measure results. This year’s annual report provides two perspectives:

16 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As the largest global programme addressing FGM/C, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5.

23 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH DURING July 2017

Many new health facilities established in northern Syria. Child marriage campaign launched in Lebanon.

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (FROM ALL CHANNELS)
379,395 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians
8,955 deliveries supported, including 3,409 C-section deliveries
49,422 family planning services
11,679 gender-based violence response services provided to Syrians
17,619 women accessed women safe spaces

30 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH DURING June 2017

Important and successful services continue to be provided at UNFPA supported facilities around the region.

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (FROM ALL CHANNELS)

409,290 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians

9,570 deliveries supported, including 3,966 C-section deliveries

44,574 family planning services

12,418 gender-based violence response services provided to Syrians

32,826 women accessed women safe spaces

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights of the month:

  • Three new women's and girls' safe spaces opened in Egypt.

  • A client survey in Jordan produced positive results.

Syrian Arab Republic (from all channels):

  • 359,433 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians

  • 9,218 deliveries supported, including 3,504 C-section deliveries

  • 66,307 family planning services

  • 19,307 gender-based violence response services provided to Syrians