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22 Jan 2019 description

Through its 136 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, 135 primary healthcare facilities, and 41 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.

14 Dec 2018 description

HRRP Response

Although the security situaton inside Syria witnessed some stability after the Sochi Agreement between Turkey and Russia in September, armed attacks and changes in the political environment inside Syria continue to take place. This adds more complexity to humanitarian planning and jeopardizes humanitarian partners’ access.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

27 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In October in Al-Hassakeh governorate in Syria, almost 70,000 school children (70 per cent of all children attending Ministry of Education schools) were negatively impacted by a local authority decision to ban transportation of children to schools to attend the nationally accredited curriculum. UNICEF and partners are advocating with the local authorities to resolve the issue.

31 Oct 2018 description

Currently, around 250,000 Syrian refugees are seeking safety in camps and host communities in Iraq. UNFPA supports nine women community centres, sixteen health facilities, and four youth centres serving the refugee population in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. UNFPA ensures that antenatal, postnatal, and emergency obstetric referral services are offered. In addition, UNFPA provides reproductive health kits and supports referral services.

26 Oct 2018 description

Roudabeh Kishi and Melissa Pavlik

Sessions at the Tableau Conference (#TC18) presented ideas around new data visualization schemes to portray trends and patterns in novel ways. The dashboards below highlight a few of these data visualization ideas using ACLED data from across regions.

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.

30 Sep 2018 description

UNFPA Syria continues to collaborate with local partners to respond to the needs of IDPs’ fleeing their homes in the southwest Syria, including Daraa, Sweida and Quneitra.

With mobile and static clinics established in Izraa, Sanameen, Jbab, as well as in shelters in Daraa and Sweida, efforts are ongoing to ensure that those fleeing the conflict have access to basic and emergency reproductive health services.

30 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

In Syria
5.3 million
# of children affected
13.1 million
# of people affected
(HNO, 2018)
Outside Syria Over 2.5 million
# of registered Syria refugee children
Over 5.6 million
# of registered Syrian refugees
(UNHCR, 17 July 2018)
UNICEF Appeal 2018 US$ 1.287 Billion
Funding Status
US$ 720.9 Million


26 Jul 2018 description
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Climate risks threaten to derail development gains, cause spike in eco-migrants and undermine efforts to end poverty and hunger in the Arab Region

New UN Development Programme report highlights the challenges and opportunities of building climate resilience as the region works toward peaceful low-carbon climate-resilient development

07 Jul 2018 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylumseekers, most of whom live in urban areas.

Currently, 228,941 refugees and asylum-seekers of 58 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. More than half of them are from Syria.

UNHCR registers and documents refugees and asylum-seekers and facilitates their access to basic services, such as health and education.

Working with Partners

07 Jul 2018 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylumseekers, most of whom live in urban areas.

Currently, 227,077 refugees and asylum-seekers of 58 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. More than half of them are from Syria.

9,711 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2018; 4,641 registered in March and April.


28 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • UNICEF continued to respond to emerging IDP influx with multi-sectoral life-saving assistance. In East Ghouta in Syria, 60,500 IDPs had access to safe drinking water and sanitation services, including 50,000 people in Duma through water-trucking. 1,700 school-age children accessed education through the rehabilitation of 18 classrooms in Dweir IDP shelter.