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UNFPA Commitments to Scaling up Cash and Voucher Assistance

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This paper was approved by the UNFPA Humanitarian Steering Committee in December 2020. It lays out a strategic vision for the next two to five years.

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THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS

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This review assesses the extent to which national ageing strategies in six Arab countries: Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates, are in line with human rights principles and standards.

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2020 IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT OF THE UNFPA MULTI-COUNTRY RESPONSE TO THE SYRIA CRISIS: IRAQ, JORDAN, SYRIA, TURKEY AND TURKEY CROSS-BORDER PROGRAMMES ASSESSMENT REPORT

RESTORING BALANCE - ASSESSMENT REPORT

Technical Reports and Document

This assessment report is the 4th regional external assessment of UNFPA regional programming in response to the Syria crisis.  The assessment was commissioned by UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub. 

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OVERVIEW OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SYRIA - Advocacy brief 2021

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In 2020, the conflict in Syria has entered its tenth year. With more than half of Syria's population forced to seek asylum outside the country or be displaced within the country, women and girls faced a steady increase in the risks and forms of gender-based violence that affect them.

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SAVING THE LIVES OF MOTHERS AND NEWBORNS

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This publication presents a compilation of promising maternal health programming practices from selected Arab countries: Algeria, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, and Yemen.

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UNFPA Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies

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The main objective of this desk research was to look at UNFPA menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in emergency interventions and how to further strengthen this component across UNFPA sexual and reproductive health, youth, and gender-based violence interventions. 

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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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