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Supporting social cohesion by reducing tensions

As the Syrian crisis goes on, Lebanese host communities are witnessing socio-economic and security implications affecting their everyday life. Signs of conflicts between the Lebanese and Syrian communities are becoming clear in many regions across the country. Faced with the overload of challenges amore

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The Lebanese Army Supports Civilians in Hot Spot Areas

The Civil-Military cooperation  integrates military capacities into a collective response to human need. The UNDP supports the Lebanese Army Civil-Military Cooperation for enhanced relief, stabilization and peacebuilding.  “I have been treated by many doctors for my Allergy problems, heartmore

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UNDP and the UK boost Cooperation in Supporting of the Health Care Center in Bekaa Area

“Despite the poverty we are living in, the center has helped me and my kids a lot especially that getting medical care in Lebanon is too expensive.” Said Soua’d Al Shridi, a 32 year-old Syrian beneficiary and a mother of nine kids. Another Lebanese mother who refused to give us personal information more

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SYRIA CRISIS - BEYOND THE BORDERS - Hassan's Story

AKKAR, LEBANON This agricultural area in northern Lebanon relies heavily on exporting its products. When the conflict in Syria closed off trade routes, farmers like Hassan Awad suffered immensely.   With support from donors, UNDP has set up a farmers’ cooperative to help increase productivity.more

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Lebanon – Supporting Local Economies

“We used to sit on rocks and walk in mud during winter season. But now the road is paved, so the market is accessible and clean.” For Amira Bou Zeid, a Lebanese citizen from in the country’s Bekaa Valley region, the renovation of her local market through a UNDP project funded by UNHCR has made a reamore

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A better shelter for refugees from Syria in Palestinian Gatherings in Lebanon

UNDP helped 25 Palestinian families from Syria living in tented settlement move to rehabilitated and equipped rooms in a collective center in Sekke Gathering, an Adjacent Area to Ain El Helwe Palestinian Camp in Saida, South Lebanon. “It’s been a long time since we last slept with a roof over our hemore

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UNDP set up farmers’ cooperative to help increase productivity.

200 Lebanese and Syrian farmers who live in Akkar region benefit from Green Houses cooperatives Nurseries Before this nursery was launched, work was very hard. We used to plant the seeds outside, but the results were not good. Since UNDP launched these greenhouses, work has become easier, the resultmore

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Journalists’ Pact for Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon

21 editors-in-chief from various media outlets sat together on March 7th 2013, to discuss the content of the Journalists’ Pact which has been elaborated in direct consultation with them aiming at strengthening civil peace.The official launch of the pact was held on June 25th at Phoenicia Hotel, undemore

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Enhancing relationship between Palestinian gatherings and Lebanese local authorities

The village of Darb el Sim is located in South Lebanon and accommodates for parts of Ain el Helwe camp and two of its adjacent gatherings or areas ‘Jabal el Halib’ and ‘Hay el Sohoun’ as well as another gathering ‘Seerob’. In the middle of all these areas, a 400m open sewage and rain water stream pamore

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Strengthening solidarity among Lebanese Communities hosting Syrian refugees

In response to the Syrian crisis and the increasing influx of Syrian displaced to Lebanon, UNDP supports Lebanese hosting communities struggling to cope with the tremendous additional burden in an already harsh socio-economic environment. Wadi Khaled, a village North Lebanon, is considered as the pomore