UNDP projects help build resilience of most vulnerable in Syria

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UNDP-supported green houses in Rural Qamishli are now producing enhanced vegetables seedlings, which in turn are distributed to affected small farmers in Al-Hassakeh to help them restore their livelihoods, while creating many job opportunities for displaced families and their host community members in the different implementation phases. Photo: UNDP Syria

Despite the ongoing conflict in Syria, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners reached more than two million people last year through projects that support livelihoods or business recovery in vulnerable communities.

UNDP Country Director Samuel Rizk said supporting Syrians where they are helps avoid displacement, whether inside or outside the country.

Mr Rizk was in New York recently and spoke to Mustafa al-Gamal about how the agency's projects could serve as a model for the day when the guns finally fall silent.

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