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Rebuilding lives and neighbourhoods after conflict
The fall of Mosul to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in 2014 and the group’s quick advance across nearly one third of the country plunged Iraq into a deep political, social and security crisis. Almost 5 million Iraqis have fled their homes to safer areas in the country.Read more
Youth key to a better future in the Arab region
Never has the Arab region witnessed such a critical population mass of young people as it has today. Youth within the 15–29-years age bracket exceed 105 million, equivalent to one third of the Arab region’s population.Read more
Emergency Employment for IDPs in Shelters
Located on the Mediterranean coast, the governorate of Tartous is currently hosting 500,000 displaced persons from various neighboring governorates since the start of the crisis in Syria.Read more
Report on Challenges to Economic Recovery in Gaza
Living conditions have deteriorated to a breaking point, rendering the Gaza population among the most impoverished, left alone and exposed to vulnerabilities globally.Read more
Sand dams save lives Mohamed Ismail's story
Mohamed Ismail Yasin, originally from Mayle village in northeast Somalia, fled the region’s prolonged and severe drought with his six-member family and most of his livestock.Read more
SDG 4: Quality Education
The Arab region has made good progress on school enrollment.Read more

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357.3 million

Population

7.4

People living on less than $1.25 per day

50.6%

Labour force participation rate

0.69

Human Dev. Index