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Pomegranate boom in Upper Egypt

Al Badary is a village in the heart of Assiut governorate in Upper Egypt. The small village made it to the news headlines in the past when the raging fire of vengeance between competing tribes spread wreaking havoc in the area. Recently, the name of the village is circulating in local news, telling more

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Promoting awareness and recognition of people with disabilities

The State of Kuwait plays a significant and leading role amongst Arab States in terms of awareness, advocacy and recognition of disabilities and inclusion.  There are currently 27,000 registered persons with disabilities in Kuwait benefiting from a diverse range of benefits and services that g more

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Promoting responsible practices in business

By Arouna Roshanian, UNDP Iraq Last weekend history was made in Iraq- the United Nations Development Programme took the lead together with the Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers to launch the UN Global Compact Iraq Local Network from the Hall of Parliament in the Iraqi capital Baghd more

Protecting the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS

 Amina , a mother of seven who lives  with HIV in Hargeisa, Somaliland, and Omar , a father of nine, who tested HIV positive, have both recently been supported by the Legal Aid Clinic, based at the University of Hargeisa that is supported by UNDP. The Legal Aid project provides free legal more

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Provding safe water in Gaza

Rafah, occupied Palestinian territory—Water is scarce in the occupied Palestinian territory and present supplies barely meet the needs of the Palestinian people. Over 13 percent of the population currently does not have access to running water and many of the existing water facilities are dilapidate more

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Putting down the weapon, picking up the pen

Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) interventions are a crucial element of UNDP’s Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programme in Sudan which aims at creating conducive environments for the peaceful reintegration of ex-combatants and associated groups. Through the CSAC initi more

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RRP Upper Nile helps 203 farmers expand production

13 January 2008 Khartoum - Deng Kak has worked on the cotton and sunflower commercial farms for as long as he can remember. Though Deng is among the few lucky people to have land adjacent to the River Nile, apart from household use, the waters of the Nile have never benefited him. The USD 1,000 more

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Raising awareness on Kuwaiti family law

Raising awareness to promote gender equality and, in turn, the standards of living of Kuwaiti families is crucial to creating a healthy environment for humans to functions. Therefore, a greater understanding of law and its protections can guide a society with the needed to tools in prosper and deve more

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Rehabilitation of Roman and Arab wells improves livelihoods in the North-Eastern Syrian plains

Historical solutions to modern problems On the barren landscape of the North-Eastern Syrian plains, a splash of bright blue catches the eye. It is not the flowing waters of the mighty Euphrates, but a symbol of the water that lies below the surface of this harsh terrain. Local Bedouin and their li more

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Renovated market gives traders a boost

Determined to provide for her family after her husband was killed, mother-of-six Mana Abdulle Abukar started selling fruits and vegetables at the Hoosh Market in Somalia’s Dharkenley District. Despite her best efforts, Mana couldn’t make a decent living because of the market’s terrible conditions. more