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Emergency employment yields a healthier environment for Syrians

Mohammad was one of the Syrian citizens who never thought that the escalating hostilities would force him out of his home. Living in a hard-to-reach area of Aleppo, one of governorates most affected by the ongoing crisis, his family faced extremely difficult conditions due to the lack of basic goodsmore

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Providing warmth to host communities in Lebanon

Enaam Hassan, a mother of twenty, lives in the Bekaa region of Lebanon, where cooler months are characterized by a steep drop in temperatures, with heavy snow falls further exacerbating difficult living conditions. Diesel fuel is expensive, and she struggled to keep her house warm. “I used to buy dimore

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Empowered women, environmental care in Iran

Zahra, a woman in her mid-twenties, is from a village in Esfarayen Country in the North Khorasan Province of Iran.  Finding work was difficult, and she worried about her family. “We needed to feed our children,” Zahra continued, “but sadly it was so hard to find a job. And as a woman I could nomore

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Belize: Helping marginalized youth find their independence

Not long ago a high school diploma seemed out of reach for Rudolph Belisle, but now the 18-year-old is making plans to attend college. Along with 89 other young men, Rudolph is a graduate of a youth engagement programme, implemented by the UNDP, that provides pathways to employment and re-entry intomore

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Lao PDR: Diversifying crops to cope with climate change

For Ki Her, the head of Kioutaloun village in mountainous northern Lao PDR, and 95 percent of the population who grow rice, the change in the weather over the past five years presents significant challenges. With shorter but more intense rainy seasons, followed by longer dry seasons, farmers are stmore

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Building a brighter future for rice farmers in Cambodia

Farmers in the small community of Tuol Sdey, in the Svay Rieng province of southeastern Cambodia, have reason to be happy. For the first time in decades they can rejoice in having two harvests in one season. This is largely due to the construction of a new water dam which stores rain in a nearby resmore

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