As per WHO’s Situation Report of 24 March 2020, 19 countries in the Arab region have reported COVID-19 cases. Those countries are Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. Only Yemen has no reported cases.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched today a new initiative and call to support persons with disabilities and reduce their exposure to increasing vulnerabilities due to Lebanon’s manifold crises—a dwindling economy and a persistent outbreak of COVID-19, exacerbated by the recent huge explosion that rocked the Port of Beirut and the whole country.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Gerardo Noto, and His Excellency, the United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Nicholas Hopton, signed an agreement
With the speed at which Coronavirs (COVID-19) can spread, the use of innovative methods to encourage physical distancing are essential. Infrastructure is used to connect people with each other,
The Kingdom of the Netherlands with the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People held a closing ceremony on 11 November 2020 for the first phase
With a mortality rate five times higher than the global average, the impact of war on access to healthcare, lack of hygiene and sanitation, COVID-19 is a crisis on top of crisis in Yemen

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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

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