UNFPA Regional Situation Report For the Syria Crisis — October 2022
Resource date: Dec 2022
New Zealand’s support to UNFPA’s mandate reflects the priority accorded to health, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment in New Zealand’s development cooperation work. New Zealand recognizes that investing in health is crucial for human and economic development. More specifically, support to UNPFA’s work is helping to reduce the maternal death rate, combat violence against women and girls, eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation, and improve demographic data for national planning. This work is crucial to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Resource date: Dec 2022
The October 2022 Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis highlights the humanitarian situation of people affected inside Syria and in neighboring countries as refugees.
Key areas of partnership with the Republic of Korea, as highlighted in the 3rd Mid-term Plan for International Development Cooperation (2021-2025), include health (with a special focus on the COVID-19 response), humanitarian assistance, digitalization, and climate change.
New York/Geneva/Rome, 16 June 2022 - In less than a month, the Security Council resolution that allows the United Nations and our implementing partners to provide lifesaving humanitarian aid to northwest Syria from across the border with Türkiye will expire.
The 15-member Security Council will decide whether to renew it or not.
Resource date: May 2022
Author: UNFPA Arab States
More than a decade of hostilities and humanitarian crisis have had a profound impact on the situation of women and girls in Syria, across the region and beyond. The crisis has put a significant strain on the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services, including maternal health care, as the number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth continues to increase in Syria and neighbouring countries.
DAMASCUS, Syria – “It was the worst experience of our lives, especially after ten years of crisis in Syria,” said Najwa* about her recent life-threatening ordeal, which exemplified how maternal and child health can suffer catastrophically during conflicts.
Najwa’s story started in early August when she was forced to flee her home with her husband and five children following the outbreak of hostilities in Daraa Al-Balad in southern Syria. Compounding her misfortune was the fact that she was nine months pregnant.
UNITED NATIONS, Cairo – “I felt ashamed of my body. I did not know how to clean it or how to take care of it. I did not understand the purpose of my menstrual cycle because I did not receive any sexual health information at that age,” one young woman from Palestine, recalling her first period at age 12. “I felt heavy and helpless at that time every month, for years to follow. It wasn't until very much later, when I was in my twenties, that things seemed to make more sense.”
This woman’s experience is all too common across the Arab states region.
07 December 2020
$818 million is needed to provide essential and life-saving services to women and girls affected by crises in 2021
UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 11 October, organizations and activists around the world will mark the International Day of the Girl Child, shining a spotlight on the rights, needs, vulnerabilities, contributions and future potential of girls everywhere.
The theme for the day is “My Voice, Our Equal Future” because girls’ voices are seldom heard – not in the halls of governments, nor in homes or classrooms.
But what do we learn when we finally listen to girls?
DAMASCUS, Syria – In Syria, communities are struggling under the weight of the prolonged war, an escalating economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 11 million people across the country are in need of humanitarian support.