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Young girls in Iraq go back to school amidst the new normal

Their schools were damaged severely during the ISIL conflict; the students and teachers missed each other deeply and are delighted to be back. On International Education Day, we hear from them.  


UNDP promotes blended learning in higher education in Iraq

Due to the need for alternative ways of working and learning brought about by effects of the coronavirus pandemic, many schools and universities have adopted blended learning across the globe. Blended…  


A new 6 € million EU project helps mitigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19

H.E. Minister of Social Solidarity, Nivine El-Kabbag witnessed the signature of the project agreement entitled, ‘Support to COVID-19 Response’, for €6 Million over three years between the ministry of…  


UNDP Yemen 2020 COVID-19 Response Highlights

UNDP’s response is framed around three objectives: (a) help Yemen prepare for and protect people from the pandemic and its impacts; (b) respond during the outbreak; and, (c) recover from the…  


Solar power lights up hospital wards and delivery rooms

Japanese funds bring light and power to small hospitals where electricity can be unreliable  


A Day in My Life: Anbar youth share stories of those affected by COVID-19 in Iraq

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people across the world, including those in every occupation imaginable  


Distance Education: Overcoming all Challenges to Build Business Skills and a Brighter Future

In the remote, mountainous region of Sarar, 75km north-east of Aden, 471 Yemeni men and women wave their mobile phones in the air, chasing connection as they wait for the familiar ping of the message…  


UNDP, Japan, the startup Speetar, and the Ministry of Health launch the first Telemedicine initiative in Libya

A significant proportion of Libya’s population do not have access to good quality healthcare, most especially those who live in rural areas. In an attempt to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus…  


Entrepreneurs in Sebha receive grants to develop businesses and create jobs under conflict & COVID

Sebha – As part of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) “Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery’ (SLCRR) project funded by the European Union (EU), six entrepreneurs…  


16 Days of Activism: Amplifying women’s voices against domestic violence in Jordan

Cases of domestic violence increased drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictive movement, curfews, and the extended lockdowns were all contributing factors to the escalation of violence…  

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