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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 resultmore

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UNDP supported training transforms the life of an ex-militia

Cibaar Hassan Ghedi, an unemployed, ex-militia living in Mogadishu, was not interested in becoming a fisherman. Nevertheless, he decided to attend a training session supported by the UNDP’s Employment Generation for Early Recovery (EGER) Project. During the training, which targeted ex-militia, Intmore

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UNV organizes youth volunteer summer camp in Jordan

Deema Hamdan has been a volunteer since the age of 18. Her motivations have always been clear: to help those around her and make a difference. She was one of the 27 participants who attended the volunteer summer camp in Ajloun, Jordan, organized by Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future duringmore

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Using art to demand accountability from leaders

The 2010 Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) and Mooge Festival took place from the 23rd to the 27th of July in Hargeysa, on the theme of ‘citizenship’. Whilst the festival aimed to celebrate creativity and discuss the important role that art can play within society, it also explored how indivimore

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Using radio programmes to increase community awareness about HIV and AIDS

Sakariye recently had the opportunity to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS-related issues through his radio show after participating in a HIV media project where he helped develop 15 radio messages on HIV and AIDS. ‘‘My experience in this training has been rewarding. The most interesting part wasmore

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VCT centers ensuring universal access to testing and treatment

  “The social aspect of HIV is the worst aspect of the disease,” explains counselor Nahla Mahjoub Al-Zubair who works as a social counselor in the Voluntary and Counseling and Testing Center (VCT) in Khartoum North Hospital. She further adds, “The VCT center is usually approached by 25-30 cliemore

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Vocational training, social and economic empowerment of cluster bomb affected communities project

  As of the 2000 Israeli withdrawal from Southern Lebanon, UNDP commenced its program in the region by working with communities on the advancement of human, economic and social development. In partnership with the Council of Development and Reconstruction, the UNDP assisted the various villagesmore

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Volunteers plant 1,000 trees in rural Khartoum

7 December 2009 By Eszter Farkas, Hungarian, UNV volunteer Public Information Officer in UNMIS Khartoum - Arriving in five buses at the desert village of Wawisi, 50 kilometres north of Khartoum, 150 volunteers set out with the local community to plant 1,000 trees in commemoration of Internatiomore

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Waiting out the winter in Lebanon

Last winter was bitter for Hassan Ahmad and his family of 11. After they fled their home in Damascus, they found shelter in Lebanon, in a cramped two-room apartment with a leaky ceiling, no doors and no hot water. "A relative of mine offered us these rooms," says Ahmad, whose Damascus hommore

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Water network sprouts unexpected returns

The first time the water started flowing through the pipes in the dry, remote village of Ashkoot, all that could be heard throughout the community was the sound of “zaghrouta”, the celebratory ululation of joy that is particular to the region. “We were so happy that day, says Fatma Al Hassan. Befomore