The Arab region is experiencing one of the most dramatic periods of change in its history - with an escalation of conflict, a dramatic rise in poverty, and the emergence of more than 20 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UN Chiefs are calling urgently for increased support for vulnerable Syrians, refugees and the communities hosting them.
The conference aims to stimulate dialogue and nurture the debate on women's political rights issues, the development of mechanisms to strengthen their participation in decision-making posts, and the enhancement of women’s contribution to local development through projects, programs and actions carried out on the ground for the sake of a quality public service.
Seven years into the Syrian crisis and with almost a million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon, a country of 6 million inhabitants, surveys show that fatigue is rising in host communities.
Once Mosul was finally liberated from ISIL control in mid-2016, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) and the Government of Iraq immediately began working together to enable the safe return of displaced Iraqis to the city.
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392.4 million

Population

7.4

People living on less than $1.25 per day

50.6%

Labour force participation rate

0.69

Human Dev. Index

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