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UNFPA Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis — December 2020

The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA 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.

By the end of 2020, the Syria crisis region continued to face a multitude of challenges, particularly in light of the recurrent waves of COVID-19 infections that surged worldwide during the winter season. A decade into this protracted crisis, the situation remains critical as the people in need continue to endure the cumulative effects of years of instability, now further exacerbated by the burgeoning impacts of an unrelenting pandemic and a far-reaching economic crisis.  

Even in these circumstances, UNFPA remains committed to providing essential services in sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence, and to reaching the Three Zeros of zero preventable maternal deaths, zero unmet need for family planning, and zero GBV and harmful practices. The UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub has been closely coordinating with country offices in the region to ensure that response plans and priorities are clearly established.