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Bringing Garyounis Clinic in Benghazi back to life

A EU-UNDP initiative is renovating Garyounis Clinic, severely damaged during the conflict in Libya.  


UNDP again ranked as one of world’s most transparent development aid organizations

The Aid Transparency Index, produced by the campaign for aid transparency Publish What You Fund, rated UNDP as the second most transparent aid organisation in the world, making it the highest rated UN…  


Overcoming disability to build new livelihoods

When Masta Jan was a child, he contracted polio. After recovering from the severe illness, he discovered that he could not walk unaided. Living in Khyber Agency in Pakistan’s Federally Administered…  


Through cultural heritage, EU and UNDP bring Cypriots across borders together

Christina Pavlou Solomi Patsia is a former Greek Cypriot resident of the Komi Kebir/Buyukkonuk village, where UNDP recently finished restoring the Agios Afksentios Church.  


Young Iraqi painter Rami al-Tamimi: “I draw energy from my disability”

Disabled at birth and born to an art loving family in Basra Southern Iraq, Rami al-Tamimi, now 23, has grown into a fine artist. A spinal birth defect has affected his ability to walk. Yet, to Rami,…  


Access to justice for 27 million rural Bangladeshis

Pabitra Bala is a 65 year old widow from Magura district in rural Bangladesh. She is extremely poor with very few belongings, earning only a small income of 1000 BDT (USD 13) a month from laboring on…  


Drawing an FGM-free future in Egypt

The village of Baroud in Qena governorate, Egypt, was preparing for a special Sunday: people came from the neighboring villages, boys wore their traditional “galabya” and rehearsed a folkloric dance,…  


Armenia: What it takes to be a woman in local governance

A joint EU-UNDP Women in Local Democracy project, which commenced in April 2012, works to help women in all ten regions of Armenia to better participate in the governance processes of their…  


Old Age is a Golden Age

85-year-old Perka Zorić lives in the village of Verići, in the area of the City of Banja Luka, sustaining herself in a shabby home by a small pension and no assistance.  


Seamstress stitches together a secure future

Rukhsana, 40, lives in the Malikyar village in District Haripur with her husband and four children. When her husband was laid off from a local factory, they relied on the support of their extended…  

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