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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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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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Restoring Lives and livelihoods of the Ouzai Port Fishermen

The devastating July 2006 war affected the lives and livelihoods of the local community in Beirut southern suburbs, particularly the fishermen at the Ouzai port, where an entire fleet of 300 fishing boats – the source of a living for many – were destroyed.   In an attempt to support the fishermmore

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Improving the living conditions of Arabsalim farmers highly affected by cluster bombs

Arabsalim region is renowned for the quality of Mulokhia it produces; residents from the South and from Beirut historically visit the village on purpose to specifically purchase this Mulokhia. However, farmers used to have problems in finding spacious areas necessary for drying Mulokhia and were oblmore

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Are you searching for unique experience in spending 10 days in an off-season camp in Andalusia, Spain?

International Off-Season Camp for Youth in Andalusia, Spain From February 11 to 24 February 2014   Do you have creative ideas for promoting tourism in Lebanon? Are you searching for unique experience in spending 10 days in an off-season camp in Andalusia, Spain?   Are you keen for meeting more

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Bringing joy to the needy and the forgotten

This year’s UN Day was commemorated by a series of humanitarian activities which began with a humble initiative and ended with an unforgettable outcome.  Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, the rising influx of Syrian refugees has been increasing dramatically in Lebanon, most of which aremore

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UNDP explored new horizons for problem-solving for olive farmers in Hasbaya

The Cooperative for Olive Farmers in Hasbaya, South Lebanon has achieved a unique specialty in transforming the residue of olives into livestock feed at their site.  For the process, they employ the equipment and machinery offered by the United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon (UNDP). more

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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