Fall 2013 — Since the beginning of conflict in Syria over two years ago, more than 2 million people, mostly women and children, have been registered as refugees in neighbouring countries. This represents a jump of close to 1.8 million in 12 months.
With more than 6.8 million people inside Syria who are in need of assistance, including 1.7 million are girls and women of reproductive age, some 68,000 women will likely become pregnant this year. UNFPA, through its implementing partners, continues to provide clean delivery kits and reproductive health services, including emergency obstetric care and psychosocial support within Syria.
In neighbouring countries, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, UNFPA has distributed dignity kits, trained medical personnel, and provided clinics and hospitals with equipment and reproductive health kits. The Fund continues to emphasize the specific needs of women and girls that must be factored into the humanitarian response in the region.