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 planJan 4, 2013The 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 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 SudanJan 4, 2013In 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.
Buray flood control dykes changes life at Khadijo Haji villageJan 4, 2013In 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 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 successJan 4, 2013Red 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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