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EU, UNDP support to Libya’s COVID-19 response amidst conflict

Today, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis strikes the world at large, threatening not only global health, but economic and social dimensions of countries’ development in unprecedented ways. For…  


COVID-19 Response in Iraq

In line with UNDP’s Global Integrated Response1 and the WHO Iraq Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, UNDP Iraq launched the project “Support for the COVID-19 Response in Iraq” in April 2020.  


Protecting Yemen’s most vulnerable communities from flooding, death, and devastation

For years, floods have washed away entire sections of our village and put our lives at risk. Each rainy season, the community is hit by torrential storms — with catastrophic impacts to our homes,…  


Tanaghom: A story of harmony and solidarity

From behind closed windows and doors, angelic voices waft through the air of a small town in rural Damascus; songs of hope, unity and longing. In times of uncertainty, a group of Syrian youth…  


Beyond COVID-19: Building forward in Tunisia

What we are experiencing today, though devastating, is nothing unusual. Pandemics have played a major role in shaping human history throughout the ages.  


Change agents: 7 ways UNDP is empowering Sudan’s next generation

Sudan’s youth are a force for change. Before the 2019 revolution they were described as Ataala (unemployed), now they are Amal Bokra (the hope of tomorrow).  


International community pledges US$5.5 billion for the Syria crisis response in 2020, in Syria and neighbouring countries

Coordinated by UN humanitarian and development agencies, the plans aim to reach 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, 5.5 million refugees in neighboring countries, and…  


An introduction to The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP)

The Syria situation remains the largest refugee crisis in the world, with millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt for many years. With the vast majority of refugees…  


Supporting Vital Livelihoods and Increasing COVID-19 Prevention Awareness

As a response to the quickening spread of COVID-19 across Yemen, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working to ensure Yemen’s most vulnerable populations such as women and youth are…  


Counting the cost of COVID-19: Impact of the Pandemic on Enterprises in Jordan

Amman - While the economy is opening up, only half of surveyed enterprises were confident that they would weather the crisis and resume profitability according to a recent assessment by the…  

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