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Unfinished Business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all

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This year’s State of the World Population (SWOP) report comes at the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNFPA, the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health, and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The report analyzes the progress the world has made regarding the promises of the ICPD including putting individuals in charge of their own reproductive decisions and empowering women and girls as a precondition for development. The report also identifies areas of improvement and tells stories of women who lived through the transformative decades since the promises of the ICDP were first made.

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The welfare, health and dignity of people in Al-Hol camp continues to be of great concern.

As of 31st March, there are 217 reported death cases of whom 31 were in the past week. It is reported that the majority of the cases were trauma or malnutrition related. Within the camp. There are between 30 to 50 cases being referred to nearby hospitals daily, with 250 cases having been referred to hospitals in Hassakeh and Qamishly in the past week. Nearby hospitals, however, have limited capacity.

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There is an unfolding humanitarian crisis in Al-Hol, Al-Hasakah Governorate, North-East Syria.  Since 04 December 2018, approximately 53,400 people, mainly women and children fleeing hostilities in rural areas of neighboring Deir-ez-Zor, have arrived in Al-Hol camp.

 

The conditions within Al-Hol camp are over-crowded, unhabitable and threaten human dignity and life. People have no shelter within the camp and have to sleep on the ground during harsh weather conditions such as rain and extreme low temperatures. Most families spend days walking to the camp and stay without food until they reach the camp.

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Al-Hol camp continues to receive an influx of displaced people. While the last few days had seen a marked slowdown of arrivals, the situation remains unpredictable. As observed in recent influxes to Al-Hol, most new arrivals are women and children, who still constitute the majority of the camp’s occupants. The protection concerns have increased due to the high influx number of new arrivals. Overcrowding and disruptions in safety nets put women and children in conditions of evident fatigue and distress. With women and children separated from their families and possible safety nets, there is a potential risk of gender-based violence, particularly possible sexual violence, exploitation and abuse. Considering the vast number of women and girls in the camp and the poor general health conditions, reproductive health problems are substantive. UNFPA is making great efforts to meet the reproductive health needs as well as humanitarian response to GBV and the provision of reproductive health  and GBV services remain  life-saving to women and girls in Al-Hol camp. The needs continue to be dire, and while UNFPA and partners are working on mitigative solutions, there are still huge gaps in reproductive health and GBV services and there is a need to support the expansion of GBV and RH services and respond to the critical and increasing needs of the growing population.

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.UNFPA's response to the Al-Hol, Al-Hasakah, North-East Syria humanitarian crisis. 

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UNFPA Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis (1 - 30 January 2019), No. 77

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Population aging and policy options in the Arab region

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عدالة النوع الاجتماعي والقانون في منطقة الدول العربية: سوريا

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