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A Syrian refugee’s journey to rebuild in Erbil

This World Refugee Day, 21-year-old Majd, a Syrian refugee based in Erbil shares his story on what it means to start over.  


Government of Italy & UNDP, with FAO & UNFPA collaborate to boost resilience activities in South Eastern Deir ez-Zour

As part of the integrated response to the “crisis within the crisis” in Syria, the Government of Italy and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), jointly with the Food and Agriculture…  


Mapping our Household Waste: Trash or Treasure?

Accelerator Lab Syria is now on a mission to understand the recycling scene in Syria with a focus on the household recycling practices  


UNDP Syria’s Green Team Pilots Green Energy for the Country Office

“Look at that,” our technical engineer said, standing proudly on the roof of the Damascus Country Office building, surveying the newly installed solar collectors. “Now we’re feeding the national…  


Japan & UNDP agree to support food security and livelihoods in Syrian crisis affected communities

The Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement with the Government of Japan to expand efforts to contribute to food security and…  


Syrian Spectacles: Can we map it? Yes we can

100 Days… 99 to be exact… between submitting our frontier challenge and our learning report. However, my countdown app reminded me of this fact differently.  


UNDP Lebanon’s Response to the Impact of the Syrian Crisis

As the Syria crisis enters its tenth year, Lebanon continues to host the highest number of refugees per capita worldwide. Since 2014, UNDP has been working hand-in-hand with the Government, donors and…  


Brussels Conference on Syria

Ten years into the Syria crisis, the needs are greater than ever -- both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries. That is due to existing challenges that are now being compounded by the…  


United Nations chiefs urge donors to support record appeals for Syrians and the region

On the eve of the fifth Brussels conference for Syria, the United Nations humanitarian, refugee and development chiefs have urged international donors to step up and stand with the millions of people…  


From war in Syria to landing a job in Duhok: “We all deserve an opportunity”

I am Mohamad Kalo, thirty years old and a father. After Daesh occupied many parts of Syria in 2018, I had to flee my village, Ali Gamish, located in Derki north of the country, leaving everything…  

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