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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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Silver Award to the 2013 Voter Registration Billboards

The 2013 Voter Registration Billboard was awarded the Silver Prize for the citizen billposter during the Pikasso D’Or 2013. The campaign was produced by Memac Ogilvy for the Ministry of Interior & Municipalities as part of the UNDP/LEAP activities.   For more information, please visit the fmore

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Reaching out for a better future by reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

According to Mrs. Guilene Azzam, Marketing Communication Manager at Schneider Electric and the Global Specialist in Energy Management in the East Mediterranean Region,   “We are very enthusiastic about this initiative, and encouraging it. We, at Schneider Electric, believe we can make the 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 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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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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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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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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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