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Guidelines for Health Staff Caring for Gender-based Violence Survivors: Including Protocol for Clinical Management of Rape [EN]

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster, Health Cluster, (2016)

Gender-based violence, including rape is a problem throughout the world, occurring in every society, country and region. Refugees and internally displaced people are particularly at risk of this violation during every phase of an emergency situation. The systematic use of sexual violence as a method of warfare is well documented and constitutes a grave breach of international humanitarian law. The Arabic Version can be downloaded here:

Technical Guidelines: Increased Awareness about Housing, Land & Property Rights - 2015

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, (2015)

Introduction This document was prepared by a technical task force of the Shelter Working Group (SWG) in Jordan for the Syrian refugee response and is intended to guide HLP rights interventions in host communities. The objective of the document is to provide Shelter sector partners with basic information on, primarily, housing rights, as the most relevant part of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights.

Syria Crisis: Addressing Regional Mental Health Needs and Gaps in the Context of the Syria Crisis

International Medical Corps, (2015)

The report reveals weak national mental health services overburdened by the demands placed on them by the Syria crisis. Health facilities which previously provided integrated mental health services in Syria have themselves become casualties of war, with most either destroyed, damaged or not functioning. The shortage of trained mental health care providers is viewed as critical, both in Syria and in the neighboring countries where refugees now reside. Strengthening and expanding these services is crucial for Syria’s longer term recovery because the need for treatment will last for years after the war ends.

Gender-based violence and child protection among Syrian refugees in Jordan, with a focus on early marriage

UNWomen, (2013)

Findings from this report reveal that, rates of early marriage are high, a significant percentage of children contribute to the household’s income or are its main source of income, and restrictions on the mobility of women and girls constrain their participation in social and economic activities and their access to basic services. As the overwhelming majority of refugees do not have paid employment and rely mainly on aid and dwindling family resources, the more the situation of displacement is prolonged the greater the likelihood of higher rates of child labour for boys and early marriage for girls.

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