HUMANITARIAN COMMUNITY IN SYRIA MUST DO MORE TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS – AND HELP REFUGEES PREPARE FOR PROLONGED CONFLICT
Women's Refugee Commission calls for better protection measures, gender-based programs and a switch to long-term planning as new report shows harsh reality of life for women and girls fleeing into Jordan
The civil war between the government of Syria and rebel forces, initiated in mid-March 2011, resulted in an estimated one million refugees fleeing Syria to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, by March 2013. Of this total, some 355,493 were registered or awaiting registration in Jordan in mid-March, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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