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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

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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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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

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Kfarhabou: Improving primary healthcare

Since 1983, the Kferhabou Health Clinic has offered primary health services to the local community and seven other neighboring villages. Today, the medical services provided include: general medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and dental care. More than 8000 residents have accesmore

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UNDP in the Energy Saving Spotlight

The COP15 Climate Summit last month may have left most of us in the dark on international climate change commitments, but pressure is still on for Lebanon to reduce its energy consumption. It may seem that such issues may not directly affect Lebanon, but Lebanon has more of a reason to be concernedmore

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UNDP mobilized Women’s efforts to fight for their survival and social security

Twelve women in Deir Kanoun el Nahr, supported by the municipality, were courageous enough to venture into the business world in an area where opportunities, employment and income generation is hardly available. The women Agricultural cooperative in Deir Kanoun Nahr produces various traditional homemore

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When municipalities, cooperatives and youngsters work together

Since 2000, UNDP has been working in the South to support cooperatives, municipalities and youth groups. Today the fruits of those efforts are progressively visible. The women cooperative of Bint Jbeil that was established by UNDP in 2006 took the initiative of organizing an artisanal exhibition imore