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Lebanese Expatriate trains 18 leaders from different units within the Lebanese Army on "Cyber Defense"

The TOKTEN project in cooperation with LAF Research and Strategic Studies Center organized three days seminar on Cyber defense: building blocks and challenges that was held from 23-25 June 2014. Funded by an expatriate Mr. Monzer Hourani., the seminar was attended by 18 trainees from the: Army HQ’s,more

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Fresh Air and Green Areas for Saida Citizens

“Almost ninety percent of the garbage mountain is now gone, due to the process of rehabilitating the dumpsite area, and the remaining 10% will be done in 1 month.” says Nicolas Gharib, UNDP Project Manager of The Rehabilitation of Saida Dumpsite Project. “I can estimate that around 50% of the whole more

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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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Flood Risk Management Structures in Aarsal and Ras Baalbek save Lives of the locals and the Syrian Refugees in Bekaa Region

“The damage that we used to witness before did not happen this time” wrote the Mayor of Aarsal to UNDP on the 12th of May 2014 after his village and the neighboring village of Ras Baalbek witnessed heavy rainfall resulting in floods of extreme intensity between the 7th and 9th of May. The common watmore

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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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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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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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