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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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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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Adolescents and Young People & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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In the context of COVID 19, with the disruption of schools, routine health services and community-level centers, new ways of providing information and support to  adolescents and young people for sexual and reproductive health and rights need to be established. 

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Gender Equality and Addressing Gender-based Violence (GBV) and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Prevention, Protection and Response.

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 The pandemic will compound existing gender inequalities, and increase risks of gender-based violence. The protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls should be prioritized.

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HUMANITARIAN ACTION - 2020 Overview

Situation Report

In 2020, lamentably, the world will face an unprecedented moment: 1 out of every 45 people will be affected by humanitarian crises. The stakes of inaction have never been so dire. Accelerated action by the international community is particularly important in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, where women and girls face heightened risks of gender-based violence, and more than half of all maternal deaths take place.

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COVID-19: A Gender Lens

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PROTECTING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS, AND PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY

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Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis - January 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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16 Days of Activism 2019 Report

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The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV) is an international campaign, which takes place between 25th November (marking the International Day against Violence against Women and Girls) and 10th December (marking International Human Rights Day).

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