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Agents of Change: Building Peace in Iraq

Ensuring inclusion of youth and women is vital in creating a culture of peace, especially in Iraq, a country with one of the youngest populations in the world.  


Karagheusian PHCC stepping up to health challenges

At a time when vulnerable communities in Lebanon are overwhelmed with compacted crises exasperated by the global pandemic, PHCCs not only play a vital role in providing attainable basic health care…  


How Mohammed's Life Changed for the Better

"I always dreamt of becoming a photographer but didn’t ever expect to see my dream come true," says Mohammed Abdulkarim, 24, from Basra governorate, as he discusses his love of photography.  


Elyafa Road: A Lifeline for 23,000 Yemenis Requires Access to Public Services

A war-torn country, Yemen’s infrastructure has been severely damaged, causing tension over access to basic services and depriving many of the right to a decent life.  


Rehabilitated public spaces can be powerful generators of social inclusiveness and greener recovery in war-affected Iraqi cities

This story reflects some of the work delivered by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) under the programme Supporting Recovery and Stability in Iraq through Local Development,…  


Inclusivity and Equality for persons with disabilities

Persons with disability are subjected to exclusion within their communities and this limit their participation and the services available to them in their community.  


Yemeni Policewomen Dream of Building Peace and Protecting Yemenis

“A policewoman is a peacemaker. Her work is important to society,” explains Colonel Nadia. “I believe nowadays men have started to understand the importance of the presence of women in the security…  


Building back memories, building back homes

Families from Mosul’s Old City living on the western side of the Tigris River share their fondest and toughest memories.  


Local Peace Committees on the Front-Line: Over 100,000 reached in Iraq

When coronavirus pandemic restrictions started in March 2020, movement in Iraq on the ground became difficult for many service providers and aid organizations  


How Somalia, one of the world’s most fragile states, is working for a more resilient, low-carbon future

In February last year, Somalia was in the midst of a declared national emergency. Swarms of locusts, fed on rains driven by climate change, were steadily eating their way through swathes of crops and…  

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