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Implications of COVID-19 Older Persons : Responding to the Pandemic

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This technical brief was developed by the UNFPA Global Ageing Network to complement the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs' (UN DESA) Issue Brief: Older Persons and COVID-19, which emphasized the humanitarian imperative of addressing older persons' specific needs within preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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UNFPA COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Flash Update #3 - 23rd April - 07th May, 2020

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As of 8th of May 2020, Syria reported a total of 47 COVID -19 confirmed cases: 15 active,  29 recovered and 3 registered deaths1 . Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Syria on March 23rd, the Government of Syria has introduced measures amid fears of a spike of the novel coronavirus. Movement restrictions between governorates, as well as a countrywide curfew from 19:30 until 06:00 are still in place in effort to minimize the risks of COVID-19 infections.  

 

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Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis - March 2020

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UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND REGIONAL SYRIA RESPONSE HUB

The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s operations within the context of the Syria Crisis. The report is prepared by the UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub in Amman, Jordan, and spans operations conducted by UNFPA offices in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to operations conducted inside Syria and managed from cross-border Turkey.

In addition to providing aggregated quantitative results for each country, the report also brings stories from the field that highlight the plight of communities inside Syria and in host countries, in addition to underscoring the positive impact of the response services provided by UNFPA in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, youth, and others. As of February 2020, the report also covers UNFPA’s efforts to ensure continuity of operations throughout the Syria crisis region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UNFPA Global Technical Brief - Implications of COVID - 19 for Older Persons : Responding to the Pandemic

Technical Reports and Document

This technical brief was developed by the UNFPA Global Ageing Network to complement the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs' (UN DESA) Issue Brief: Older Persons and COVID-19, which emphasized the humanitarian imperative of addressing older persons' specific needs within preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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UNFPA COVID-19 GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE RESPONSE

Situation Report

As of 26th April 2020, Syria reported a total of 43 COVID-19 confirmed cases: 26 active, 14 recovered and 3 registered deaths. Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Syria on March 23rd, the Government of Syria has introduced measures amid fears of a spike of the novel coronavirus. These measures include movement restrictions between governorates, between city centers and rural areas, as well as a countrywide curfew in effort to ensure social distancing and self-isolation to minimize the risks of infections. Part of these efforts also include a ban on public gatherings and activities that involve large numbers of people. In Syria, people affected by humanitarian crises, particularly those displaced and/or living in camps and camp-like settings, are faced with challenges accessing health services that were otherwise available before the COVID-19 outbreak. Several measures have been taken at international and national levels to contain the spread of the virus, which has disrupted people's normal lives including humanitarian response, in addition to the already existing dire humanitarian needs before the pandemic. 

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UNFPA COVID-19 Humaniratrian Response flash update #2/09-22nd April 2020

Situation Report

As of 21st April 2020, Syria reported a total of 42 COVID-19 confirmed cases: 33 active, 6 recovered and 3 registered deaths. Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Syria on March 23rd, the Government of Syria has introduced measures amid fears of a spike of the novel coronavirus. These measures include movement restrictions between governorates, between city centers and rural areas, as well as a countrywide curfew in effort to ensure social distancing and self-isolation to minimize the risks of infections. Part of these efforts also include a ban on public gatherings and activities that involve large numbers of people. In Syria, people affected by humanitarian crises, particularly those displaced and/or living in camps and camp-like settings, are faced with challenges accessing health services that were otherwise available before the COVID-19 outbreak. Several measures have been taken at international and national levels to contain the spread of the virus, which has disrupted people's normal lives including humanitarian response, in addition to the already existing dire humanitarian needs before the pandemic.

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Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis — February 2020

Situation Report

The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s operations within the context of the Syria Crisis. The report is prepared by the UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub in Amman, Jordan, and spans operations conducted by UNFPA offices in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to operations conducted inside Syria and managed from cross-border Turkey.

In addition to providing aggregated quantitative results for each country, the report also brings stories from the field that highlight the plight of communities inside Syria and in host countries, in addition to underscoring the positive impact of the response services provided by UNFPA in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, youth, and others.

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Syria Country Office - COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Flash Update #1 /March 6th – April 8th 2020

Situation Report

As of 08 April 2020, Syria reported a total of 19 COVID -19 cases, with 2 recoveries and 2 registered deaths. Since  the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Syria on March 23rd, the Government of Syria has introduced precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus. These measures include: movement restrictions between  governorates, city centers and rural areas, as well as a countrywide curfew in effort to ensure social distancing  and self-isolation to minimize the risks of infections. Part of these efforts also include a ban on public gatherings and activities that involve large numbers of people. 

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الصحة والحقوق الجنسية والإنجابية: وسائل تنظيم الأسرة الحديثة واحتياجات الإمدادات الطبية الأخرى، بما في ذلك الوقاية والحماية من فيروس كوفيد 19 والاستجابة له .

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يعد توفير وسائل تنظيم الأسرة الحديثة قصيرة وطويلة المفعول والمعلومات والاستشارات والخدمات (ومن بينها وسائل تنظيم الأسرة فى حالات الطوارئ) منقذا للحياة ويجب أن تكون الوسائل متاحة ويسهل الوصول إليها أثناء الاستجابة للوباء العالمى كوفيد- 19.

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Modern Contraceptives and Other Medical Supply Needs, Including for COVID-19 Prevention, Protection and Response.

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Provision of modern short- and long-acting contraceptives, information, counselling and services (including emergency contraception) is lifesaving and should be available and accessible during  the COVID-19 pandemic response.

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