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International community pledges US$5.5 billion for the Syria crisis response in 2020, in Syria and neighbouring countries

Coordinated by UN humanitarian and development agencies, the plans aim to reach 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, 5.5 million refugees in neighboring countries, and…  


Getting a JumpStart on COVID-19 in Syria

Young entrepreneurs turn their new skills to making protective equipment.  


A crisis on top of a crisis; the fragility of Arab states

Tailoring a coronavirus response to a region already suffering from conflict, displacement, and weak health systems.  


"We had to start from scratch."

A Syrian refugee spots an opportunity to build a new life in Turkey.  


What happens next

Responding to disasters and building for the future.  


How landmines hinder development

On International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a look at the way landmines further hold back already poor communities.  


Donors pledge US$7 billion for Syrians and neighbouring countries

Delegates to a conference co-hosted by the European Union and United Nations in Brussels has pledged some US$7 billion to reach 21.2 million people in Syria and neighbouring countries.  


Ministerial Conference on Syria in Brussels

Video Statement by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator at Ministerial Conference on Syria in Brussels 14 March 2019  


Message by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Official Opening of Days of Dialogue in Brussels

Video Message by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Official Opening of Days of Dialogue in Brussels March 13, 2019  


United Nations calls for sustained support to Syrians and the region ahead of Brussels conference

On the eve of the foreign ministers’ meeting at the third Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, three UN Principals today warned that the Syria crisis is not yet over…  

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