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  •   Sweeter than Honey: Economic Recovery Returns to Darfur Sweeter than Honey: Economic Recovery Returns to DarfurApr 3, 2013South Darfur is known as a troubled region beset by years of endemic conflict, poverty, destruction of natural resources, and deterioration of livelihoods. However, the land is also a dynamic region that defies its popular conception as intractably and inevitably conflict-ridden. Recently, new projects being implemented by the UNDP Darfur Livelihoods Recovery Programme are slowly but surely changing that view.

  •  Mapping out an environmental plan Mapping out an environmental planAug 13, 2012The issue of the Kuwaiti environment is a long overdue concern. Like the rest of the world, Kuwait is trying to take steps to better its environmental progress and protect its climate. Initiatives in place plan to approach this issue from many angles. An important one includes highlighting the country’s entire environmental scope in order to understand the framework of the direction needed to improve the national conditions.

  • A community effort to save the environment from the pollution caused by the accumulation of solid wasteA community effort to save the environment from the pollution caused by the accumulation of solid wasteMar 26, 2015As the crisis persists in its fourth year, causing further deterioration of socio-economic situation, Syria is now the world's leader in forced displacement, with 9 million people having fled their homes, 6.5 million of whom are displaced within the country. The Syrian governorates have overflowed with IDPs, which have caused severe pressure on the available resources and weakened the social services.

  • A fresh crop: Exciting environmental initiatives take hold in northern SudanA fresh crop: Exciting environmental initiatives take hold in northern SudanAug 12, 2012In the highly arid ecosystems in the northern part of the country lies River Nile state. Under the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) framework in the state, six villages that lay alongside the western bank of the River Atbara have been targeted by UNDP for increasing the resilience of the local communities to the effects of climate change in Sudan.

  • Arab water conference proposes actions to avoid future ConflictArab water conference proposes actions to avoid future ConflictAug 14, 2012UNDP Iraq representatives recently attended the Arab Water Conference in Baghdad under the title of “The Application of International Law in Protecting Arab Water Rights in Shared Waters with non-Arab countries”.

  • Basic farming inputs help Yemeni famers re-establish their agro-businessesBasic farming inputs help Yemeni famers re-establish their agro-businessesNov 19, 2013Hajj Ahmad Sayed, 61 years old, was one of hundreds of farmers who benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seeds, which was implemented by UNDP in late 2012 in northern governorate of Sa’ada, Yemen.

  • Borama communities successfully battle soil erosion Aug 16, 2012Years of support to communities in Sogsogley and Ashado in Borama have begun to bear fruit. The communities are now pushing back the threats to their livelihoods brought on by land degradation.

  • Buray flood control dykes changes life at Khadijo Haji villageBuray flood control dykes changes life at Khadijo Haji villageAug 21, 2012In the Gedo region of Somalia, water from seasonal streams runs freely in the Dawa and Jubba rivers. Communities and Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) who live along these streams live in abject poverty. They lack resources and skills to utilize the water during rainy seasons to better their lives.

  • Climate change boosts drought and floods in North LebanonClimate change boosts drought and floods in North LebanonNov 19, 2013There is a seemingly natural incline, among most, to an inexplicable fascination with the weather. Its mention in most casual conversations proves both a simple ice-breaker and a curious insight into human thinking. With the growing frequency of natural disasters brought about by climate change, however, the weather appears to be giving us more to talk about than we would have bargained for.

  • Community farms cultivate food and financial successCommunity farms cultivate food and financial successAug 5, 2012Red Sea, June 2009 - As the sun rises and the smell of ginger-infused coffee fills the air, women emerge from their homes and head to a lush green field of abusabean, a crop used as cattle feed. It grows easily and abundantly in Sudan; provided there is enough water.

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Energy Subsidies in the Arab World

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