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Buray flood control dykes changes life at Khadijo Haji village

By Clement Tulezi, Publications and Information Officer, UNDP Somalia In 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 more

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Businesses bloom in Sudan

Picking flowers is not generally considered hazardous, but Alhadi Ibrahim Muhammed is using a gargara for his protection as he plucks blooms from a hibiscus plant. The small, metal tool allows him to avoid painful skin reactions as he picks the colourful crop.   Muhammed, a 45-year-old farmer imore

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Caravan for peace

Wednesday, 30 June 2010 At first encounter, they could pass for 20 year olds. Their voices and agility is amazing. But, they have been around much longer. Most of them are in the 50s and 60s. Yet, their voices and acting prowess are as fresh as ever. They have educated and entertained thousands more

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Classrooms promote peace in Sudan

In Mazmoom in Sennar State, things are tense. The normally quiet village in the south-east corner of Sudan has been the scene of conflict in recent months. More than 3,800 returnee Sudanese, including some 1,800 ex-fighters, are trying to establish new homes and farms in the small community.  Mmore

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Climate change boosts drought and floods in North Lebanon

There 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, howmore

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Clinic renovation and skills training improve quality of life in Mogadishu

Thousands of people in Mogadishu are enjoying a better quality of life thanks to a newly-renovated health clinic and a skills training program that were supported by the UNDP’s Employment Generation for Early Recovery (EGER) Program. The Elgab Ambulatory Clinic, located in southern Mogadishu, was more

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Cluster munitions maim and kill Iraqis every day

10 November 2010 Iraq - Every year hundreds of Iraqis are killed or maimed by cluster munitions and landmines, due to Iraq’s contamination of millions of explosive remnants of war (ERW). According to Iraqi figures, the contamination claimed 14,000 victims between 1991 and 2007, while in the more

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Community dialogue contributes to peaceful co-existence in Abyei

In Majak County of Abyei Area, Santino Daho like many other young people in his age has spent most of his youth in an environment of instability and violence.   “Our parents have lived with conflict for many years and now passing it on to my generation. I do not see the future getting better. more

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Community farms cultivate food and financial success

By Jaime Jacques* Red Sea - 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. Dressed in vibrant comore

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Conflict reduced in Blue Nile State: livestock corridors demarcated and farmers compensated

In the Blue Nile State, a demarcation and compensation process led to the re-opening of 109 kms of livestock corridor late last year. As a result, the reported police cases of conflict between farmers and pastoralists have declined sharply. According to the Blue Nile Peace Council, in previous harvmore