NGO bulletins

UN-HABITAT and UNICEF launch the neighbourhood profiling project to offer mapped and statistical data on the living conditions of more than 30 disadvantaged areas in Lebanon

Beirut, 22 May 2019 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched today Neighbourhood Profiles, a national project aiming to assess the vulnerabilities of most disadvantaged areas in Lebanon to build a national database of comparable data that can be used for programming,  monitoring and evaluation. The conference

UN report finds high trade tensions and policy uncertainty continue to damage prospects for economic growth Weaker global growth creates further challenges for sustainable development

New York, 21 May – The global economy is experiencing a broad-based growth slowdown amid unresolved trade tensions, high international policy uncertainty, and softening business confidence, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2019 report, released today in New York. The forecast for weaker global growth casts a shadow over efforts


Be Kind to donate all Ramadan water sales to Emirates Red Crescent

A UAE-established bottled water company dedicated to providing ethical, socially-responsible products across the Emirates has pledged to donate 100 per cent of proceeds from the sales of Zayed Water during Ramadan to the Emirates Red Crescent. Be Kind, the collaborative platform aiming to establish charitable partnerships, launched in March 2018 during the Year of Zayed,

Bassma Draw a smile

1/3 of Lebanese live in poverty!  300,000 Lebanese families live with less than 120 dollars a month, and are unable to secure their basic needs according to UNDP’s ‘Rapid Poverty Assessment in Lebanon’ in 2016. Since 2002, @bassmalb ’s mission is to empower the most destitute families by fighting poverty, hunger, illiteracy and delinquency. Help

BASSMA LAUNCHES WORLD FAMILY MONTH 2019 “Empowering destitute families to build a stronger society”

Beirut, May 9, 2019: BASSMA launches its 4th “International Family Month” campaign to help families in need, in partnership with the United Nations Information Center in Beirut, and in collaboration with Grand Cinemas. On the occasion of International Families Day, and in collaboration with the United Nations Information Center in Beirut, represented by Mrs. Marguerite

#ForEveryChildResults UNICEF and partners reached over one million children in Lebanon last year

Strong partnerships with 22 donors and 84 implementing partners made UNICEF’s work for children possible in 2018 Beirut, 10 April 2019 – UNICEF and partners supported more than one million girls, boys, adolescents and young people across Lebanon in 2018 with health, nutrition, education and child protection services. Working in close collaboration with the Lebanese