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A combined $96.5 million has been pledged for two new projects launched in Zimbabwe to help more than 270,000 people affected by March’s devastating Cyclone Idai.
Local factories will produce high-quality homes, which will include energy-efficient solar rooftops. The site will also include school, medical centre, shops and sports facilities.
In response to the ongoing crisis in Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNOPS delivered life-saving medical equipment to healthcare facilities throughout the country with funding from the government of Japan.
UNOPS Social Impact Investing Initiative (S3I) will manage its growing portfolio of projects from a new office in Helsinki, Finland, launched with the support of the government of Finland and the City of Helsinki.
The agreement is part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s National Housing Strategy to build at least five million housing units in the country.
Participants learned ways to overcome some of the challenges traditionally disadvantaged groups face in becoming successful entrepreneurs.
A $72 million grant from the World Bank’s International Development Association will fund a four-year project to support livelihood recovery for cyclone-affected people in Zimbabwe, and help build a foundation for longer-term resilience.
In partnership with the European Union (EU) and the Jordanian Ministry of Health, UNOPS will improve three public health facilities to better serve communities impacted by the Syrian crisis.
As part of their high-level visit to Aden, Yemen, World Bank Group Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, Ferid Belhaj, and Executive Director for Yemen and Dean of the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors, Merza Hasan, visited the Al Shaab Maternity Hospital in Aden.
Afghanistan’s first countrywide humanitarian call centre – Awaaz Afghanistan – celebrated its first full year in operation in a ceremony held in Kabul.
In the lead-up to the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, UNOPS has been advising the G20 Development Working Group on quality infrastructure – one of several focus areas of the 2019 forum.
A new UNOPS report highlights the critical role of infrastructure in helping landlocked developing countries combat development challenges, and offers potential solutions to ensure countries reap long-term benefits from improved infrastructure.