Syria Humanitarian Emergency

A UNFPA midwife holds a baby.

Seven years into the conflict, civilians in many parts of Syria continue to endure unprecedented violence, suffering, and protection threats. Over 13 million people require humanitarian aid, among which UNFPA is targeting 3.8 million. The systematic removal of medical items from assistance destined for UN-declared besieged and hard-to-reach areas continues, with more than 600,000 medical items removed from or prevented from being loaded on UN inter-agency convoys in the first eight months of 2017. Since January 2018, UNFPA has supported 130 functional health facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care and functional primary health care facilities and trained over 700 personnel on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV). UNFPA is leading the GBV sub-cluster and the SRH / Minimum Initial Service Package working group in Syria.

Country Population: 18.5 mil

Humanitarian needs

13.00 million
3.25 million
4.26 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

Emergencies related listing

Dashboards available for Syrian Arab Republic
  • 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.