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As of October 2021, the situation in Syria continues to worsen, further complicated by a deteriorating economy, increasing hositilities, and an unrelenting pandemic. The crisis region, which spans the Whole of Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt, continues to face a multitude of challenges, particularly in light of the recurrent waves of COVID-19 infections that continue to exacerbate existing challenges...
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As the world endures a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic. The continued spread of these two viruses lays bare stark social, health, legal and economic inequalities faced by vulnerable communities across the globe – with untold consequences for millions of women and girls. Progress on the path to ending AIDS by 2030 has stal...
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These country profiles map the situation of older persons in five countries in the Arab region: Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The profiles were developed by HelpAge International with support from UNFPA Arab States Regional Office. They shed light on the situation of older women and men in relation to income, health, education, autonomy and safety, and highlight how national systems and strategie...

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