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Japan's rubble removal support in Gaza

The Government of Japan announced a contribution of US$3 million to the United Nations Development Programme for damage assessment and removal of rubble in hard-hit areas of the Gaza Strip.  


No Safe Place in Gaza

UNDP Head of Gaza Office, Chitose Noguchi, reflects on her experience during the 11 days of hostilities on Gaza.  


“I want my old normal life back” my son said.

Eleven days ago, we had a life we could call normal. A life under COVID-19 precautionary measures and highest rates of positive cases in the region. A life under restricted access to movement in and…  


Transcending the challenges of Down Syndrome

Buthayna has Down Syndrome. Her mother enrolled her at the centre to build her confidence and improve her social skills. With funding from the Government of Germany, through its Development Bank…  


Women in business, stronger together

Maysoon and Rasmya studied fashion design at university, while Areej studied business administration and complemented it with fashion design. The three women met in a fashion design training course…  


Palestinian Prime Minister, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNDP strengthen volunteering

Under the auspices of His Excellency Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the establishment of a Palestinian National Volunteer Service…  


Supporting women's access to justice through legal aid services amidst COVID-19

Haya, is a 22-year-old young woman from Gaza who is facing a failed marriage and an abusive husband. She received legal aid with support from the Sawasya II Access to Justice Joint Programme.  


Unpaid care work – A gateway for gender equality

COVID-19 exposed structural weaknesses in reducing the gender equality gap, but also presented opportunities for designing interventions to ensure a strong comeback toward achieving gender equality.  


PWA, Netherlands and UNDP Announce Second Phase of the Transboundary Wastewater Management Project

The Kingdom of the Netherlands with the Palestinian Water Authority and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People held a closing ceremony on 11 November 2020 for the first phase of the…  


Managing Transboundary Wastewater

Amer is one of the villagers that benefited from the Transboundary Wastewater Management project, implemented by UNDP with support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. His house is now connected to a…  

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