COVID-19 Situation Report No. 5 for UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia

30 June 2020

Publisher: UNFPA


Regional Highlights

  • All countries, except Turkmenistan, have officially reported COVID-19 cases. Armenia, Belarus and Moldova are the most affected relative to their population size. Turkey is the most affected country in absolute numbers (making up 45 percent of reported cases in the region, compared to 55 percent at the end of May) and ranks eighth among UNFPA programme countries.
  • UNFPA continues to support the socio-economic impact assessments in the region. In particular, UNFPA is helping to identify the most vulnerable people, including older persons, based on social and demographic data. UNFPA is also supporting countries to assess economic shocks and their implications for people (using National Transfer Accounts). 
  • UNFPA is supporting countries to integrate sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) into the national assessments of COVID-19 impact, and to ensure that national strategies and response plans include prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV) and domestic violence, and that  gender equality and violence against women and girls are a central feature of national socio-economic responses.
  • UNFPA country offices continue to engage young people on peer to peer risk communication, including #youthagainstcovid #healthychallenge.
  • UNFPA has started the implementation of COVID19 programmes using the Joint UN Multi Partner Trust Fund in at least 5 countries.
  • UNFPA continues to strengthen health systems by applying new online technologies.
  • In Tajikistan, UNFPA launched a project on building access to SRH services for People with Disabilities during the pandemic, allowing them to receive safe and quality SRH services at no cost and no barriers.

Related content

On this World Health Day, we stand with the World Health Organization, which has declared this year’s theme as “Building a fairer, healthier world”. Thirteen months after COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, we have yet to emerge fully from its grip. At its earliest, the...
Even with the global pandemic raging, Lucía García says she feels more prepared for childbirth, and better supported, than she did before. 
“It was the morning of a normal working day before fighting escalated close to the hospital. I heard a mother screaming at the gate,” midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed told UNFPA this week at the Al Shaab Hospital in the district of Crater, in Yemen.


We use cookies and other identifiers to help improve your online experience. By using our website you agree to this. To learn more, including how to change your settings, see our cookies policy.