Crisis in Syria

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When the fear follows: Women's centres help Syrian refugees cope
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).
15 October 2014 Child marriage takes a brutal toll on Syrian girls
DAMASCUS, Syria – “No girls want this life,” said Nour,* a 12-year-old girl from Aleppo, Syria, who was married to a 30-year-old man earlier this year. “Teenage Syrian girls are being forced into early marriages to save...

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Overview

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.

For most up to date information, please see Situation Reports

Situation reports and resources

Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis - November 2014
The crises in Syria and Iraq have caused a flood of movement that continue to destabilize neighboring countries and pose a threat to regional stability and to countries around the world.
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.

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