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Reaching the unreachable: The return and reintegration of families perceived as affiliated with ISIL in Iraq

“We faced many challenges. We left everything behind, even our cars. We fled only with the clothes on our backs.” Ahmad, member of a family perceived as ISIL-affiliated from Anbar Governorate.  


UNDP and the Republic of Korea Support Women’s Access to Justice and Health Security

12 July 2021 – Aden, Yemen: The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are working together toward stronger gender justice and health security for 10,000 women and…  


Impact of COVID-19 on enterprises in Jordan: One year into the pandemic

This report, developed by the ILO, Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research and the UNDP in Jordan, presents the impact of the pandemic on Jordanian enterprises one year after the first lockdown…  


Vaccine inequity undermining global economic recovery

New Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Vaccine Equity finds low-income countries would add $38 billion to their GDP forecast for 2021 if they had the same vaccination rate as high income countries. Global…  


UNDP Yemen’s New Rapid Financing Facility Project Builds Community Resilience Against Future Crises

Hadramout, Yemen: 12 July 2021 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a new project aimed at supporting Yemen’s national recovery from COVID-19 while building the resilience of…  


Germany and UNDP Handover Medical Equipment to Support Hospitals in the West Bank

The German Representative Office in Ramallah and the United Nations Development Programme handed over specialized medical equipment in support of critical health facilities in the West Bank to the…  


LAS-Japan-UNDP policy roundtable discusses support for acceleration of SDGs in the Arab States as region seeks to recover from impacts of COVID-19

The League of Arab States (LAS), the Government of Japan (GOJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened its 5th tri-partite high-level policy roundtable today to discuss…  


The Fifth LAS-Japan-UNDP Policy Roundtable

The series of roundtables has been serving as an effective tool to further enhance constructive cooperation between Japan and the Arab states, by engaging UNDP as a co-host, in multi-layered aspects.  


Surviving COVID-19: Ajeeba’s story

When Ajeeba Ismael Hashim, 75, contracted COVID-19 this April, her symptoms were severe. She had a persistent cough, striking chest pain and a very high fever.  


A sustainable recovery from COVID-19: final report lists key recommendations to move beyond the pandemic

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq has today concluded its socio-economic impact assessment series by issuing a final report that aggregates its key findings and more than 50…  

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