The headline of this article originally read, "U.N. aided 380,000 victims of gender violence," instead of "U.N. aided 38,000 victims of gender violence." The Daily Star regrets the error.
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More than 38,000 people appealed to the United Nations for help after facing sexual assault or other gender-based violence in Syria in 2013, a figure which may represent the tip of the iceberg after nearly three years of conflict. U.N. humanitarian agencies have previously declined to produce statistics from Syria on gender-based violence, which covers any violence where gender is an issue, including rape, domestic violence, harassment and psychological abuse. In Jordan, which hosts the Zaatari camp which houses about 85,000 refugees, about 75 "survivors" of gender-based violence access UNFPA services every month, the agency said.
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