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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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Enhancing the Resilience of Communities in the Face of Natural Disasters

“This exercise is part of a program called ‘éducation à la vie’ or ‘education in life,’ which consists in providing rules and information that will help students to avoid natural as well as social and psychological problems, and we are planning on making this exercise an annual event because we belimore

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Towards a culture of tolerance and peace - UNDP trains teachers on peace building and conflict resolution skills

For three consecutive days, Theodora Jaafar, a teacher working in the public school of Al Qasr northern village drove around three hours daily to attend the “peace building and conflict resolution skills” training for public schools teachers, led by UNDP in partnership with UNHCR   “I wanted tomore

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Green houses contribution allows farmers to pay their children’s tuition fees

“The unstable economic situation in the country forced me to go into farming. I wasn’t always a farmer but my husband’s retirement pension was not enough to support our family,” says Rima Obeid, a wife and mother of four living in the area of Halba – Akkar. “And now with the new greenhouse provided more