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Protecting the Nile Delta

Children run after each other with kites flying along Egypt’s Nile Delta. Families and friends enjoy the scenery as they enjoy an afternoon picnic. Just a few miles away, farmers work in their fields…  


My son volunteered his soul to Iraq: Forgiveness towards reconciliation

“Good intentions lead to forgiveness and peace,” declares Sayed Jawad, a Shi’ite Muslim religious leader from Tal Afar, Ninewa Governorate. Since 2004, Sayed has been working to fight sectarian…  


Empowering local women influencers to address sexual & gender-based violence

In response to the worrisome rise of SGBV cases during the COVID-19 crises, the Tripoli Bar Association (TBA), with support from UNDP and UN Women established a hotline offering free legal aid…  


World Environment Day

A nation threatened by six years of conflict, Yemen has suffered. And now from the high seas to the coffee-rich mountains, Yemen’s natural beauty is also straining in the face of climate change and…  


The RED SEA: Protecting the World’s LAST Coral Refuge

In celebration of World Environment Day 2021 we join the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, to prevent, reverse and halt the degradation of ecosystems in Egypt through the launching of…  


New Era of Mapping Digital Local Solutions to Tackle Development Challenges in Iraq by UNDP Accelerator Lab

Humans have continuously developed means to adapt, progress, and face daily challenges. Today, we call these means “technology”, and we use it daily to communicate, learn, work, and connect to the…  


It’s Time for Thyme

“When the situation began deteriorating in Lebanon, I had three options: emigrate, give up, or regain control of my future by seeking potential gains. All I needed was a little support and I realized…  


Beekeeping in Yemen

Every year, Yemen’s 1.2 million native bee colonies produce more than 1,500 tons of honey, providing income to an estimated 100,000 beekeepers.  


Solidarity through storytelling: empowering Iraqi women

“I had hope that our city would be restored. But when ISIS continued marching forward and took control; they began kidnapping girls. I hated being a girl and wished to be dead.”- Amani Salih, 30 years…  


Together for peace in Somalia

Somalia is a land of beautiful scenery and talented people, but both are overshadowed by the terrible challenges faced here everyday, leaving a one-sided picture of the country.  

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