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Partners discuss UNDP’s US$166 Million Resilience-based Development Response to the crisis in Syria and neighbouring Countries
Amman – Development partners from 18 countries and the EU meeting in Amman today agreed that the Kuwait II Pledging Conference for Syria, slated for 15 January 2014, should encompass support for critical development efforts to compliment the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria and its spill over impacts on neighbouring countries. The meeting which brought together partners with long-standing experience and knowledge of the region and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Directors from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey endorsed UNDP’s Resilience-based Development Response in support of people and communities affected by the Syrian crisis in the five countries.
Syria has made substantive progress on school enrollment and reducing child deaths, according to the country’s recently published third national Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report.
An innovative approach to water resource management in Syria is estimated to be helping 18,000 people hit by a three-year long drought.
More than 2.5 million refugees have now fled the three-year conflict in Syria to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. The Kurdistan region of northern Iraq is home to some 225,000 displaced Syrians who have settled here in camps and amongst host communities, desperate to escape the ongoing bloodshed in their native country.
Building resilience to save the future - UN agencies to scale-up their “development response” to the Syria crisis
At the end of two days meetings, Regional Directors and Representatives of 22 agencies of the United Nations agreed to launch a collective “development response” to the Syria crisis.
Ceremony to Launch “The Comprehensive Guide to WTO Agreements” & The Website of WTO Directorate “www.syria-wto.org”
Damascus-Syria- Under the Patronage of H.E. Mrs. Lamia Marai Aasi, Minister of Economy and Trade, “The Comprehensive Guide to WTO Agreements” and the Website of World Trade Organization Directorate of the Ministry of Economy and Trade will be launched on the 25th of November 2010. The two activities are achieved within the framework of the ongoing project “Trade Policy Reform and WTO Pre-Accession”; which is being implemented in cooperation between the Ministry of Economy and Trade (MOET) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Syria.
New York — In light of developments in the region, UNDP is deferring its upcoming five-year programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria pending further review. The decision was taken by UNDP to ensure that new programmes address the evolving development needs of the people in each country.
The UNDP-ODI report —titled, “Towards a Resilience-based Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis” conducts a critical review of vulnerability criteria and frameworks used by humanitarian partners to address the Syria crisis. The report recognizes that the combination of refugee flows and decreased economic activity with Syria has altered the economic performance and fiscal health of countries in the region, affecting public finance, trade deficits and key economic sectors.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Beirut announced the donation of around $4.5 million from its Emergency Response Fund (ERF) targeting refugees from Syria and host communities in Lebanon during a press conference which took place on Wednesday August 6 2014 at the Ministry of Energy and Water.
Sima Bahous: How neighbouring countries are responding to the Syria crisis: resilience, stabilization and solidarity
I am pleased to welcome you to this important event in my capacity as Chair of Arab States/Middle East and North Africa Regional United Nations Development Group (R-UNDG). Today we will be presented with an overview of the National Response Plans of the Governments of Jordan and Lebanon to the Syrian refugee crisis, a crisis that continues to become more and more pronounced as a story of unspeakable human tragedy.
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- مشروع "بناء السلام في لبنان" للبرنامج الإنمائي يطلق الملحق الصحفي ال٥ مع صحف النهار، والسفير وديلي ستار Photo:UNDP in Lebanon http://ow.ly/C3CqP 19 hours ago
- في #العراق، حوالي ٣١،٦٨٠ أسرة ينزحون لانعدام الأمن في مدن الموصل وتلعفر.للمزيد عن دور إستجابة البرنامج للأزمة Photo:UNDP in Iraq http://ow.ly/C2bLe Yesterday AT 01:01 PM
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