Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis #66 1-28 February 2018

February 2018
Author: UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub


The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.

Even in these circumstances, UNFPA believes that every Syrian woman, adolescent girl and child has the right to reproductive health and protection from gender-based violence.

UNFPA operations in Syria are run from the Syria Country Office, as well as from the UNFPA hubs in Amman, Jordan and Gaziantep, Turkey for respective crossborder operations.

During February, the dissemination of winterized dignity kits continued to communities in Raqqa, where UNFPA also runs a clinic that provides much-needed reproductive health services to residents. Similar kits were also distributed in Abou Khasab in Deir Ezzour, as well as the Areesha Camp in Al Hassakeh governorate.

The Syria office continued to provide awareness-raising training activities, with a course on conflict management and negotiation delivered to 21 female participants in Damascus, in addition to two sessions on legal issues that spanned marital rights, inheritance, family registration, and the rights accorded to divorced women.