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The population in the Arab region is expected to nearly double and a half by 2050, increasing from 281 million people in 2000 to an almost staggering 659 million, so from 6.02 percent of the total population in 2000 to 15.2 percent by 2050. This is a 60 percent increase during the 35 years from 2015 till 2050.
 
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UNFPA has expanded the network of services to rural parts of AlHassake to cover 279 villages. The number of mobile teams visiting the surrounding rural towns and providing comprehensive health services increased from seven mobile teams at the beginning of the year to reach ten mobile teams and eight static clinics. This expansion helps out to improve the referral system.

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 Some 20 million people require humanitarian assistance, seven million of whom are severely food insecure, staving off the threat of famine. Despite challenging conditions and lack of funding, UN and humanitarian parties are providing direct assistance to more than 7 million people each month.

 

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Several youth initiatives held in Syria. Jordan Cross-Border works to localize reproductive health services.

 

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Gaps in wealth have grown wide within most countries. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

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UNFPA’s Worlds Apart report calls for actions that lead to a brighter future, where all women govern their own lives, have equal access to sexual and reproductive health care and have the knowledge, skills and power to find gainful employment.

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Yemen enters the third year of armed conflict with no clear end in sight. The result of the crisis has left some 15 million people lacking adequate access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and health services; seven million people are faced with the threat of famine; further exacerbated by the largest single year cholera outbreak ever recorded.

 

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UNFPA Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis #59

Noor is 24 years old and from Aleppo, where she studied theology at university. When the war started, however, she had to abandon her studies

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“Because of poverty, my father wanted all the girls to get married as soon as possible,”

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Millions of Yemenis continue to face a triple tragedy from the spectre of famine, the world’s largest ever single-year cholera outbreak, and a brutal conflict. Seventeen million Yemenis do not know if or where they will get their next meal; nearly 7 million are facing the threat of famine; nearly 16 million lack access to water or sanitation; and 621,209 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in only the last four months, with the latest figure of 2,167 deaths. Among them are 2.2 million women and girls of reproductive age whose health is at risk and 1.1 million malnourished pregnant women.

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