Syria is experiencing the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world today. Since the beginning of conflict three years ago, more than 2.5 million people, mostly women and children, have been registered as refugees in neighbouring countries.
There are more than 10 million people inside Syria in need of assistance, including 430,000 pregnant women. UNFPA, through its implementing partners, continues to provide clean delivery kits and reproductive health services, including emergency obstetric care and psychosocial support within Syria.
In neighbouring countries, there are more than 3 million Syrian refugees, including 77,000 who are pregnant. There, UNFPA is distributing dignity kits and trained medical personnel, and is providing clinics and hospitals with equipment and reproductive health kits. The Fund continues to emphasize the specific needs of women and girls that must be factored into the humanitarian response in the region.