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EL Qaa: Fighting the Exodus

Situated on the Lebanese-Syrian borders, El Qaa is the last village on the Baalbek-Homs road. In Arabic, El Qaa means “reassuring fields”, while in Syriac it is equivalent to “a wide valley or flat…  


Spring Arrives Early in Tripoli This Year

Just a few weeks from the beginning of spring, the students at al-Nour Intermediate Public School were burgeoning with ideas about peace education and non-violence in the school environment.  


Mashghara: Maintaining the Myth

Mashghara is a town in West Bekaa, Lebanon which is known to have been the summer residence of Prince Fakhreddine the second.  


“Frontlines Inside Our Minds”

The Fighters for Peace (FFP) NGO, funded and supported by the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project, organized a playback theatre performance about stories and memories of war.  


“Peace Building in Lebanon” News Supplement, a Catalyst for a Peaceful and Hate-free Discussion in Zouk-Mikael, Keserwan

In the calm town of Zouk Mikael, Keserwan, right in the middle of the well-known old souk, around 40 persons coming from Beirut, Jbeil, Batroun and Zouk Mikael, were engaged in an open and…  


Nonviolence in Tripoli Schools: A Vision Towards a Better Generation

The Violence-Free Schools (VFS) initiative has completed its sensitization phase in Tripoli. With 15 intermediate public schools on board, students, teachers and parents were trained on the value of…  


“I Will Leave My Gun Behind”

The Fighters for Peace NGO (FFP), with the support of the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project, and funded by UNDP, organized a training retreat gathering the Fighters for Peace with Tripoli’s…  


Folklore Brings Lebanese and Syrian Youth Together in Kamed El Loz

Kamed El Loz in West Bekaa had its own Folklore troupe in 2017.  


“Peace Building in Lebanon” news supplement, a step towards promoting a fact-based discussion

The discussion session wasn’t only an opportunity to discuss with the writers the content of their articles, but also to offer recommendations and suggestions to UNDP Lebanon for upcoming issues.  


The Farmers of Rachaya Anticipate an Exceptional Olive-Harvesting Season

Within the framework of the Lebanon Host Communities Support Programme - LHSP, which is jointly implemented between the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) and the United Nations Development Program…  

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