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Four hours northwest of Guatemala City, amid the Western Highlands and at the foot of the Santa María volcano, lies the country’s second largest city Quetzaltenango – or as it is more commonly known, Xela, derived from its old Mayan name, Xelajú.
How fighting corruption and strengthening procurement capacities is bringing improved public healthcare for millions of people across Guatemala – and reaching those that need it most.
While the people of Guatemala have universal access to healthcare, needs are not always met. Guatemala’s public healthcare system is challenged with limited resources, an increasing number of patients, high medical and treatment costs, and poor infrastructure.
Luisa Esperanza Ordóñez Gómez lives in the small town of Cipresales, located two hours from the city of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala with her parents, grandparents and other relatives. The Ordóñez family belongs to the Mam indigenous community – a Mayan group that lives in southeastern Mexico and Guatemala.
Helping ensure essential goods continued to flow into Yemen during the humanitarian crisis.
New quality infrastructure in Kosovo is helping to connect people throughout the Western Balkans – fostering economic development, and supporting regional cooperation, peace and stability.
How UNOPS made destroying Syria’s high-grade chemical weapons, in record time, a reality.
Thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to need life-saving assistance. Here’s how organizations are working together in Bangladesh to provide it.
Around the world, refugees leave their homes, fleeing conflict or persecution – seeking shelter, safety and security. Kamal Hossen is one of them.
To ensure inclusive and equitable education as well as decent work for all, we must remove the barriers that keep women and girls – half the world’s population – from accessing opportunities.
Over four years ago two major earthquakes devastated many lives in Nepal. Along with partners we’re helping thousands of women and men rebuild their homes and livelihoods, for a chance at a brighter and more secure future.
In 2015, following two massive earthquakes, the people of Nepal found themselves standing amid their crumbling houses. More than four years on, we are working with partners on a range of initiatives that are helping these communities rebuild their homes to be stronger and more resilient – so that they can look forward to a more secure future.