UNFPA Offers Sexual, Reproductive Health, Social Services To Syrian Refugee Women, Girls In Turkey
UNFPA: Exile wreaks havoc on refugees’ sexual and reproductive health
“Refugee women and girls face extraordinary hardships. They endure grave risks and often brutal violence, and many are thrust into poverty. But they can also face another, more intimate, hardship, one that is seldom discussed — the effects of exile on their sexual and reproductive health. Some 475,000 Syrian refugees have sought safety in the desert city of Sanliurfa, Turkey … To meet their needs, UNFPA is operating four women’s and girls’ safe spaces in the city, which are all supported by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). These centers offer health and social services for the refugees, as well as other support…” (8/6).