Stories


Harmony of Hope

“Together we shall stand, in harmony hand-in-hand. The sweet words we say build bridges of compassion. Hope cannot be lost due to hatred and feuds.”  


Newly Rehabilitated Bridges Re-Link Anbaris

How UNDP is rebuilding key bridges to re-link the residents of Anbar  


Life is back in Asbeaa and Qasr Bin Ghashir in Greater Tripoli after a cleaning campaign

Municipalities in southern Tripoli were the most affected by the last conflict in the capital city.  


UNDP and Korea support Local Women’s Union to Empower the Granddaughters of Bilqis

We are the granddaughters of Bilqis; we can make Yemen happy again!” says Valentina, the Administrative Director and Acting Chairperson of the Yemen Women Union (YWU) in Aden  


Unity during a pandemic: Messages of peace from Iraq

Over the past year, resilient Iraqis have been forced to deal with the devastating health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the aftermath of decades of war and conflict  


Cotton, stability, and 24,000 opportunities in Sudan’s White Nile

In White Nile, support for rural development – and partnerships with the private sector – has created 24,000 jobs, and opportunities for communities and refugees to work together.  


Overcoming Shocks

Four years since the declared end of the conflict with ISIL, Iraq still faces many challenges in rebuilding. Some seven million Iraqis – nearly a quarter of the population – live in poverty, with few…  


Slovenia lends both hands to Basra and Anbar

UNDP Iraq’s Peer-to-Peer project serves as a link between local authorities from Iraq and their European counterparts to cooperate and share their experience in a selected area of collaboration. In…  


Communities in Charge of Rebuilding

How residents of Baiji are restoring recreational facilities to build a stronger sense of community.  


Improving Access to Maternal Care in Ramadi

The rehabilitated Ramadi Teaching Hospital for Women and Children serves over 400,000 women across Anbar, improving their access to essential maternal care.  

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