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Turning crises into opportunities: stories from Iraq and Lebanon

After eleven years, Syria remains the world’s largest refugee crisis with more than 6.6 million Syrians forced to flee their country and another 6.7 million people remaining internally displaced. The…  


Canada reaffirms its commitment to Iraq’s stabilization with new CAD 10 million support

The Government of Canada has pledged an additional CAD 10 million (approximately US$ 7.8 million) to support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq as it works to accelerate…  


UNDP supports Deputy Governors on local implementation of the National Strategy to Prevent Violent Extremism in Iraq

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, in partnership with the National Committee on the Implementation of the Strategy to Prevent Violent Extremism at the National Security…  


UK and Canada support Iraq’s fight against climate change

Increasing temperatures, declining rainfall, salinity, and more frequent sand and dust storms are some of the challenges faced by Iraq due to climate change. In fact, the country is classified as the…  


Ba’aj General Hospital reopens: Restoring essential health care services to Western Ninewa

The newly rehabilitated Ba’aj General Hospital was officially inaugurated today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ninewa Governorate, with generous funding by the Federal…  


Brussels VI Conference on Syria

From the outset -- on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), I would like to express my sincere gratitude to countries neighbouring Syria -- Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and…  


Message from the United Nations humanitarian, refugee, and development chiefs on the situation in Syria and the region

Geneva, Brussels, New York - As the Syrian crisis enters its 12th year without a solution, it is the Syrian people who are paying the price. Within the country, and across the region, the outlook for…  


Rebuild, recover and reform: How the European Union is supporting development in Iraq

With $US 166 million pledged since 2016, the EU’s commitment to the people of Iraq is as stronger than ever. From supporting stabilization efforts, to bolstering the anti-corruption agenda and…  


UNDP completes rehabilitation of 60 municipality shops and three schools in western Ninewa

Sixty municipality shops in Tal Abta and three primary schools in Sinjar that were damaged or destroyed during the ISIL conflict were officially inaugurated by the United Nations Development Programme…  


Health facilities in Al-Karma officially reopen after destruction by ISIL

Two newly-rehabilitated health facilities – the External Consultancy Clinic and Al-Sijr Public Health Centre were officially reopened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Government of…  

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