COVID-19 Situation Report No. 3 for UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia

13 May 2020
Author: UNFPA


  • "All   countries   in   the   region   have   officially   reported\ COVID-19  cases,  except  for  Turkmenistan  (as  of  15"
  • "May 2020). Turkey is the most affected country in the region  (64%  of  all  reported  cases)  and  the  second most   reported   cases   of   all   UNFPA   programme countries  globally,  after  Brazil.  Belarus,  Moldova  & Armenia  are  the  other  three  most  affected  countries, relative to the size of their population. Azerbaijan is hit by a second wave of the pandemic since May 3, 2020.
  •  Restrictions,  lockdowns  and  border  closures  continue to  impact  operations  and  supply  chains,  affecting  the procurement   of   items   such   as   personal   protective equipment (PPE).1
  • UNFPA advocated  strongly  with  government,  UN  and civil society partners to put the most vulnerable at the center  of  the  response,  with  a  focus  on  the  needs  of older people and people living with disabilities.
  • UNFPA  continued  special  efforts  to  reach  the  most vulnerable   with   information,   supplies   and   services, including survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in shelters, pregnant and lactating women, older people, people    with    disabilities,    migrants,    refugees,    and populations at higher risk of HIV. Risk communication materials were produced to reach these groups.
  • UNFPA  rolled  out  a  COVID-19  youth  assessment  to inform  better-targeted  responses,  while  continuing  to mobilize  youth  organisations  to  reach  young  people with     messages,     including     through     the     global #YouthAgainstCOVID-19 campaign.
  • UNFPA  scaled  up  existing  partnerships  and  entered new   ones   in   support   of   the   COVID-19   response, especially with strategic partners in the private sector.
  •  UNFPA   actively   participates   in   socioeconomic   risk assessments focusing on implications of the pandemic on  sexual  and  reproductive  health  (SRH)  and  rights,
  • GBV, gender equality, and demographic security."

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