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The United Kingdom’s GBP 3 million contribution supports Iraq’s fight against COVID-19

The United Kingdom has committed GBP 3 million (approximately US$ 4.1 million) to support the Government of Iraq’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in partnership with the…  


Heroes behind masks: healthcare workers in Sebha battle COVID-19

Nine years of conflict has damaged countless buildings across Libya, leaving them demolished or unfunctional. The destruction of buildings hindered essential basic services for people such as…  


COVID-19 Global Gender response Tracker Fact sheet

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at least 119.2 million cases and over 2.6 million deaths worldwide1  


Teachers of Alqosh strive towards creating a healthy environment for learning

The teachers behind the kindergarten school in Alqosh share their observations and experiences on what it takes to create a healthy environment for children.  


Regional Launch of UNDP-UN Women COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker:

Twenty Arab countries have adopted 108 policy response measures that effectively address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls, according to the COVID-19 Global Gender Response…  


Building a healthier, fairer Iraq

Crises like the ISIL conflict and COVID-19 have exacerbated inequalities in Iraq. Essential health services and infrastructure have deteriorated, and not everyone has had equal access to necessary…  


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…  


Somalia COVID19 Socio-Economic Impact Assessment 2021

This Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) has been established by a joint board, constituted by the Federal Government of Somalia and the international community, with strategic direction primarily…  


Arab States Launch of the UNDP & UN Women COVID-19 Response Global Gender Tracker

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau of Arab…  


Women leading the fight against HIV stigma in Djibouti

Djibouti is a small country of less than one million, located on the Horn of Africa in the east of the continent.  

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