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UNFPA REGIONAL SITUATION REPORT FOR THE SYRIA CRISIS, ISSUE# 84, August 2019

The crisis in Syria has been globally recognized as one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. As of 2019, more than 11.7 million people inside Syria are in need, while close
to 5.7 million have taken refuge in neighbouring countries throughout the region. They continue to suffer the effects of nearly nine years of conflict, including disruption of
community networks, safety nets and rule of law. Even as some parts of Syria stabilize, the crisis has long since passed a critical point in terms of generational change, and its
effects will undoubtedly continue for many years to come. This is particularly true in the case of women and girls due to the deep-rooted complexity of the issues they continue to face on a daily basis.

In response to these dire needs, UNFPA continues to provide services to people in need of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and GBV integrated services, with a focus on the needs of women and adolescent girls. A variety of SRH services are being delivered, including antenatal care, family planning, normal delivery services, postnatal care, referrals,
treatment of reproductive tract/urinary tract infection, treatment of trauma, and others. UNFPA also addresses the needs of women and adolescent girls by providing GBV response services such as case management, psycho-social support, clinical management of rape, and referrals.

The security situation in Syria remains volatile and unstable. Idlib, Aleppo, Daraa, Al-Hassakah, Deir-ez-zor, North Lattakia and North Hama governorates remain primary hotspots.