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Assessment of Sexual and Reproductive Health Integration in Selected Arab Countries Regional Report

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In this study, the Middle East and North Africa Health Policy Forum (MENA HPF), in partnership with the UNFPA/ Arab States Regional Office (ASRO), seeks to address sexual
and reproductive health in the Arab states as a priority in health development and advocacy in the post-2015 period. This exercise is intended to provide policymakers and
stakeholders in the Arab states with insight about the current status of integration of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in primary health care services as a priority for achievement of SRH –SDGs.

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Violence against Women and Girls and COVID-19 in the Arab Region

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In April 2020, the United Nations Secretary-General urged all governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women a key part of their national response plans for COVID-19, including increasing the investment in remote services and civil society organizations (CSOs), ensuring that judicial systems continue to prosecute abusers, setting up emergency warning systems in pharmacies and grocery stores, declaring shelters as essential services, and creating safe ways for women and girls to seek out support services.

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REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTION OVERVIEW - ARAB STATES: FUNDING OVERVIEW FOR HUMANITARIAN CONTEXTS

Fact Sheet

The Arab Region is witnessing compounded humanitarian crises, the effects of which have become catastrophic. Some of these are protracted, as in Yemen, Syria, and Libya, while others have become forgotten, as in Somalia and the Palestinian territories. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed even more people behind safety lines to face gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls, who consistently bear the brunt of the challenges resulting from these crises.

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UNFPA Impact Assessment Fact Sheet / Regional Syria Crisis Response

Fact Sheet

The overall aim of the 2020 impact assessment is to examine if the services provided at UNFPA-supported delivery points (health facilities, women and girls’ safe spaces, outreach points, and youth centres) are achieving the intended objectives.  This includes assessment and review to measure, primarily: (a) whether UNFPA-supported services have contributed to improved physical and psychosocial wellbeing of those in need of gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response services and those in need of sexual and reproductive health (SHR) services; and (b) whether UNFPA-supported services have increased availability, accessibility, and acceptability of quality GBV and SRH services.

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Arab States - Humanitarian Action 2021 Overview

Annual Report

Women do not stop giving birth, and risks of gender-based violence increase during conflicts and disasters. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored existing inequalities and the disproportionate impact of crises on women and girls. In response, UNFPA’s life-saving work is more important than ever. 

The UNFPA Humanitarian Action 2021 Overview highlights the needs and rights of women and adolescent girls in emergencies, which are often overlooked. UNFPA is appealing for $818 million, to reach 54 million women, girls and young people, including 35 million women of reproductive age, 29 million adolescents and young people, and over 4 million pregnant women in 68 countries.

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Beirut Explosion Situation Report No.9

Situation Report

The massive explosion that shook Beirut’s Port, almost 4 months ago, caused widespread damage  and it is becoming increasingly clear that Beirut and its population require time to heal its wounds. With over 80,000 properties damaged in the areas affected by the explosion and the arrival of winter and rain, it has become harder on the people of Beirut, many of whom are still awaiting for their houses to be rehabilitated.

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The world will be able only when people with disabilities enjoy their reproductive rights and access high-quality SRH services.

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The world will be able only when people with disabilities enjoy their reproductive rights and access high-quality SRH services.

Around the world, more than 1.5 billion women, men, boys and girls are living with some form of disability

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LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND: Did the response to COVID-19 accommodate the needs of persons with disability? Perspective from the Arab World

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In response to COVID-19, social development dialogues re-energized advocacy efforts to advance disability inclusion in development on the global, regional, and national levels,  as well as humanitarian settings.

The global pandemic is exposing pre-existing inequalities. During normal times, persons with disabilities face more discrimination, violence, and barriers to access information, education, and services while they should be able to equally access all services.

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COVID-19 Situation Report No. 9

Situation Report

Ten months into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc globally especially as the world is experiencing second and third waves and as the Northern hemisphere is entering the colder season. Globally, there have now been more than 50 million confirmed cases including more than 1.2 million deaths and the lives of billions have been affected by a destabilised global economy. While the Arab States region reports a relatively lower share in the disease burden than other regions, the outbreak is accelerating. And countries that previously seemed to have had some level of control over the pandemic, such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon or Tunisia, are experiencing steep increases.

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OVERVIEW OF FUNDING NEEDS UNFPA REGIONAL SYRIA CRISIS RESPONSE - 21

Annual Report

The crisis in Syria has been globally recognized as one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. As of late 2020, 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 a decade of conflict, including disruption of community networks, safety nets, and rule of law. Even as some parts of Syria stabilise, the crisis has passed a tipping 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.

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