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Poland Reaffirms Partnership with UNDP to Support Vulnerable Iraqis

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq welcomes an additional PLN 1 million (approximately US$ 244,000) contribution from the Government of Poland to its flagship Funding Facility for…  


Restoring Yemen’s Schools to Safe Havens

There was a chapter in Yemen’s protracted conflict when the schools of Ad Dhalie Governorate in southern Yemen were caught in the line of fire, the walls becoming battlefield shields instead of…  


Japan renews support to improve life-saving water, sanitation and hygiene services in Yemen

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomes a US$ 1.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to establish a new project, Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Support…  


The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and low oil prices on migrants and remittances in the Arab region

The Arab region recorded its first COVID-19 cases in the Gulf States in late January 2020. The pandemic has subsequently spread to the rest of the region, accelerating to over 100,000 cases per week…  


Sweden to support Gaza early recovery programme through UNDP

The Government of Sweden, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a contribution…  


Finland renews commitment to stabilization with new contribution

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq welcomes an additional EUR 1.5 million (US$ 1.7 million) contribution from the Government of Finland to its flagship programme the Funding…  


Germany increases support to boost employment opportunities in Iraq with new EUR 18m contribution

Germany and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have today signed a EUR 18.29 million agreement (US$ 21.78 million) to boost employment and economic opportunities for vulnerable…  


UNDP: Recovery in Yemen possible despite fast-deteriorating situation

A new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report projects that war-torn Yemen, currently among the poorest countries in the world, can end extreme poverty within a single generation, by 2047 –…  


Assessing the impact of war in Yemen: Pathways for recovery

In April 2019, the first of three reports, Assessing the Impact of War on Development in Yemen, commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Yemen, revealed that the war had already…  


Policy roundtable on water scarcity in the Arab region calls for urgent climate action to build resilience

Expert panelists convening virtually to assess the impacts of climate change on water resources in the Arab region and implications to regional development, sounded an alarm that climate risks will…  

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