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UNDP and UN-Habitat are helping Palestinian refugees from Syria stay warm and survive the cold winter months

Last winter was bitter for Hassan   and his family of 11. After fleeing from their home in Damascus, Syria, they found shelter in Lebanon in a two-room apartment with a leaky ceiling, no doors and no hot water. "A relative of mine offered us these rooms," Hassan says, whose home more

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Hygiene kits help improve living conditions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

UNDP has been distributing simple items which will make the lives easier for thousands of refugees from Syria living in Palestinian gatherings. A Palestinian refugee from Syria and a mother of two children, Rim investigates the contents of a large, blue pail with the UNDP logo on the side. “These simore

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UNDP reduces expenses on drinking water by 60%

Wadi Khaled, one of the poorest villages in Northern Lebanon, does not have a sufficient water supply for its populations. With the rise in the numbers of Syrian refugees (8000) in Wadi Khaled, the need indeed grew for water.   The United Nations Development Programme, under the Project “Suppormore

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Marjeyoun: Equipping a public school

Most of Lebanon's students in public schools attend unequipped and inappropriate classrooms. In Jdaidet Marjeyoun, the students at the Intermediate Public School have no heaters in classes, their science laboratory lacks key apparatus and their music and art sessions lack recreational material. more

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Reviving Municipal Health Services, One Clinic at a Time

Having a heart condition meant serious trouble for patients in the northern village of Meshmesh. This was the case a year ago. Then, the Municipal Mother and Child Health Clinic had no capacity to offer cardiovascular diagnoses.   High blood pressure is a common chronic condition faced by many more

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Kfarhabou: Improving primary healthcare

Since 1983, the Kferhabou Health Clinic has offered primary health services to the local community and seven other neighboring villages. Today, the medical services provided include: general medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and dental care. More than 8000 residents have accesmore

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Enhance the relationship between host communities and Syrian refugees

As a response to the Syrian crisis, the UNDP approach was to strengthen the Lebanese host communities so they can better support the Syrian refugees. One of the UNDP strategy was to reach this goal through the support of local cooperatives. Many projects have been implemented in the host communitiesmore