Syria Humanitarian Emergency

A UNFPA midwife holds a baby.
UNFPA

The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe 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 armed conflict 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 sexual and reproductive health and protection from gender-based violence. UNFPA operations in Syria are run from the Syria Country Office, as well as from the UNFPA hubs in Amman, Jordan and Gazientab, Turkey for respective cross-border operations in South and North Syria.

Country Population: 18.5 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

5.74 million
3.38 million
540,000
Last updated on - 01 January 2016
UNFPA

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    1,210,458
    Number of mobile clinics
    95
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    929
    Number of safe spaces
    37
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    13
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    81
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    19
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    175

Emergencies updates and resources

Dashboards available for Syrian Arab Republic
Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.