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 UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Regional Office for West Asia based in Manama, Bahrain, and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq have joined forces today, signing a four-year Memorandum
“The routine of disposing the household waste was tiring. What was more tiring and nonsense was that sometimes I had to go to another municipality to dispose of the rubbish there,”
The first law of thermodynamics that I learned in school states that energy remains constant — it is neither created nor destroyed. The total amount of energy stays the same,
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new report today arguing that recovery efforts from the Beirut port explosion of 4 August must look beyond the reconstruction of buildings

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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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