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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 acces more

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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 home more

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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 i more

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Venice and Lebanon: together through the mirror

The project “Venice and Lebanon: together through the mirror” is a joint project involving UNDP Art Gold and Venice municipality. It offered to a group of about 100 Lebanese youngsters from different villages and confessional backgrounds in the South the opportunity to participate at three artistic more

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GIS Platform in Tripoli Helps Improve Municipal Services

“My city now has a powerful, customizable and technologically advanced GIS system for creating and maintaining a directory of our streets and addresses,” says Tripoli Mayor Nader al-Ghazal.“Most importantly, it has dramatically improved how we are able to respond to the needs of our citizens. ”The I more

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Women's Cooperatives in Lebanon empowered by the sweet taste of success

After the July 2006 war severely damaged Lebanon's socio-economic and infrastructure, the establishment of income-generating projects in highly war-affected areas, especially projects targeting women was crucial to support the infrastructural and agricultural services and cooperatives.By supporting more

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Enhance the relationship between host communities and Syrian refugees

As a response to the Syrian crisis, the UNDP approach was to strengthen the Lebanese host communities so they can better support the Syrian refugees. One of the UNDP strategy was to reach this goal through the support of local cooperatives. Many projects have been implemented in the host communities more

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Empower youth and promote social inclusion among them

The story of Hassan Khazaal is one of resilience and perseverance to discover ones capacities and delve into a long journey of change and self-development. Today, the 27 year old youth leader from Tibnin in South Lebanon, at 120 km away from the capital city of Beirut, sits in a relatively small off more