Stories


Restoring Hamoun wetlands to save livelihoods in Iran

In 2020, the European Union and UNDP Iran joined forces with Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE) to help rural communities in Sistan area, including around the Hamoun Wetlands basin to establish…  


Solar-powered heroine: the woman inspiring positive change in rural Yemen

With support from the European Union and UNDP, Iman leads a group of 10 women who installed a solar power plant to provide clean, low-impact energy for residents in Abss, Hajjah Governorate.  


Cyclone displaced people in Savane resume livelihoods with UNDP and EU support

UNDP, with funds from the European Union and partners, opened a rural market in Savane benefiting over 1,000 people affected by the cyclone.  


EU-funded Let’s Beat Corona campaign raises awareness among millions in Iraq

Let's Beat Corona campaign reached about 31.7 million people across Iraq.  


The life-changing story of Hunar

A EU-funded programme in Erbil, Iraq, provides job opportunities to the youth.  


COVID-19: Young entrepreneurs in Libya provide online educational solutions

Millions of schoolchildren worldwide are learning from home these days, and educators are striving to ensure that learning continues. Like in most of the countries in the Arab world, in Libya, the…  


"Learning can get you out of poverty": Voices of women from the Horn of Africa’s borderlands

Challenges related to peace and security, economic development and climate tie most of the countries in the Greater Horn of Africa, but this is particularly true in the borderlands, where scarcity of…  


As Coronavirus forces online learning, a project with Syrian refugees in Turkey might already set an example

Funded by the European Union and in partnership with Turkey’s Ministry of Education, this learning project plans to provide 52,000 Syrians between ages 18 to 57 with good quality Turkish language…  


EU-funded helpline in Fiji provides counseling to people on Covid-19

Empower Pacific helpline responds to people’s stress and anxieties under the current nationwide response to COVID-19 undertaken by the Government of Fiji. Empower Pacific is one of the partner civil…  


EU – UNDP partnership creates an entirely new energy sector in Moldova

Almost 200,000 people benefit from affordable and clean energy produced in the Republic of Moldova.  

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