Restoring Hope... Rebuilding Lives

UNFPA support for women and girls affected by the Syria crisis

Publication Date: January 2015
Author: UNFPA
Publisher: UNFPA

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Syria is experiencing the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world. Today, more than 3 million people, the majority women and children, have been registered as refugees in neighbouring countries. There are also more than 12 million people inside Syria in need of assistance, including over 7 million displaced person. Of the total, more than 4 million women and girls of reproductive age, and around 500,000 pregnant women are at risk.

UNFPA works closely with affected populations, community-based organizations, local and international NGOs, governments and UN sister agencies to ensure that sexual and reproductive health is integrated into emergency responses, that protection measures for Syrian women are in place and that the needs of women and young people are being served.

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