UNFPA says more needs to be done to help those affected by Syrian conflict

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Ramia Amash holds her son Mahmoud, 2, outside her tent in Nizip refugee camp in southern Turkey. [Photo © Patrick Adams/IRIN]

More has to be done to ensure the health and well-being of women and children affected by the Syrian conflict, said Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

On a recent trip to Turkey, the Executive Director visited Nizip refugee camp, housing some 10,000 refugees.

It is one of Turkey's newest and considered a model of humanitarian assistance, with amenities such as a laundry facility, a mosque and a health clinic.

The Executive Director said he was impressed by what Turkey had provided and at its own expense.

At the same time, he said, his visit to Turkey was to highlight the urgent needs of pregnant and lactating women, as well as victims of the sexual violence said to be on the rise across conflict-battered Syria.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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