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The Lebanese Army Supports Civilians in Hot Spot Areas

The Civil-Military cooperation  integrates military capacities into a collective response to human need. The UNDP supports the Lebanese Army Civil-Military Cooperation for enhanced relief, stabilization and peacebuilding.  “I have been treated by many doctors for my Allergy problems, heart more

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SYRIA CRISIS - BEYOND THE BORDERS - Hassan's Story

AKKAR, LEBANON This agricultural area in northern Lebanon relies heavily on exporting its products. When the conflict in Syria closed off trade routes, farmers like Hassan Awad suffered immensely.   With support from donors, UNDP has set up a farmers’ cooperative to help increase productivity. more

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UNDP set up farmers’ cooperative to help increase productivity.

200 Lebanese and Syrian farmers who live in Akkar region benefit from Green Houses cooperatives Nurseries Before this nursery was launched, work was very hard. We used to plant the seeds outside, but the results were not good. Since UNDP launched these greenhouses, work has become easier, the result more

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A better shelter for refugees from Syria in Palestinian Gatherings in Lebanon

UNDP helped 25 Palestinian families from Syria living in tented settlement move to rehabilitated and equipped rooms in a collective center in Sekke Gathering, an Adjacent Area to Ain El Helwe Palestinian Camp in Saida, South Lebanon. “It’s been a long time since we last slept with a roof over our he 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 si more

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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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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 to more

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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

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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 po more

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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 pa more