Syria Humanitarian Emergency

A UNFPA midwife holds a baby.

Country Population:

18.5 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

After a decade of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Syria remains dire. Disruption of community networks, a collapsing economy, movement restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated health and protection needs, especially for women and girls. Attacks on health facilities and workers still regularly occur. UNFPA is working to ensure continuity of services for sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence, via a network of partner-administered facilities, and through provision of essential supplies. In response to COVID-19, UNFPA has also partnered with the World Food Programme to provide pregnant and lactating women with electronic vouchers to purchase essential hygiene items, simultaneously supporting both women’s autonomy and local markets.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

13.4 million

Women of reproductive age

3.6 million

Pregnant women


Young people

3.8 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

  • 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.

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