Crisis in Syria


News on Syria Crisis

31 October 2014 When the fear follows: Women's centres help Syrian refugees cope
DEIR ALLA, Jordan – “All I know is that I needed help badly,” said Reem,* a 22-year-old mother of three, at a women’s centre in Deir Alla, Jordan, supported by UNFPA and the Institute for Family Health (IFH).
2 October 2014 Safe delivery services come to Domiz refugee camp, Iraq
DUHOK, Iraq – "The clinic is always crowded," said Lava Abdul Rahman, a gynaecologist at the UNFPA maternity clinic in Domiz, a refugee camp in northern Iraq. Each day, between 30 and 35 pregnant women come to...



Syria is experiencing the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world today. As of November 2014, more than 3 million people, mostly women and children, had been registered as refugees in neighbouring countries. There are also more than 10.8 million people inside Syria in need of assistance, including 432,000 pregnant women. UNFPA, with its partners, is deploying dignity kits, reproductive health kits and equipment, and medical personnel to assist affected communities.

UNFPA is also supporting emergency obstetric care and psychosocial support.

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Situation reports and resources

Regional Situation Report For Syria Crisis - October 2014
The ongoing crisis in Syria and its spillover effects continue to in­flict a devastating human and humanitarian toll on neighbouring countries.
Regional Situation Report For Syria Crisis - September 2014
The conflict in Syria has caused the world’s worst humanitarian emergency since World War II, according to the United Nations, requiring the biggest relief operation in its 64-year history.