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Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis Issue No. 31 Period covered: 1 - 31 March 2015

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SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

UNFPA provides 57,000 reproductive health and gender-based violence services to women and girls of reproductive age in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs, Tartous, Lattakia, Aleppo and Hama. UNFPA and the Family Planning Association organize International Women Day events in seven supported health clinics in four governorates.

LEBANON

UNFPA conducts 70 awareness sessions on child marriages in the region of Akkar, North Lebanon. Women leaders benefitting from these sessions reach 1,050 women from both Syrian and Lebanese communities. UNFPA provides services to 41 gender-based violence survivors, and reaches 244 Syrian gender-based violence survivors and individuals at risk. It also organizes 50 basic life skills awareness sessions for 820 women, and 84 awareness sessions on gender-based violence for 1,623 beneficiaries.

JORDAN

UNFPA provides 6,187 reproductive health services, reaches 3,365 beneficiaries with reproductive health-related messages, and conducts a five-day training session on clinical management of rape, targeting 23 health service providers. A total of 62 women and adolescent girls complete a 6-week life and vocational skills training course in the UNFPA safe space in Azraq camp. A health campaign targeting 30 youth held in Salt Youth Centre.

IRAQ

UNFPA provides 2,000 reproductive health services, trains 60 doctors on family planning counseling and 32 doctors on advanced life support in obstetrics, and distributes 60 reproductive health kits to support 48 primary health care facilities and 12 referral health facilities in the Kurdistan region.

TURKEY

UNFPA conducts a Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health training in Gaziantep for 24 participants from the Ministry of Health’s public health directorate, Ministry of Family and Social Policies, Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), and university public health departments of Kilis, Kahramanmaras, and Gaziantep. UNFPA signs a grant agreement with Hacettepe Public Health Foundation in Ankara for the establishment of a women health counseling unit serving a population of 20,000 Syrians residing in Ulubey of Altindag District, Ankara.

EGYPT

UNFPA trains 52 physicians serving Syrians in Greater Cairo, Delta, and Alexandria on reproductive health care and clinical management of sexual violence, while 60 Syrian community health workers receive gender-based violence training in Alexandria. As many as 300 Syrian youth (both genders) participate in sport activities, along with reproductive health awareness sessions. In Giza, 30 Syrian women attend a health awareness session while 20 youth participate in volunteerism training. UNFPA supports an awareness session on early detection of cancer, and distributes reproductive health material to 400 households in Alexandria.