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11 February 2009
Canvas bags raise environmental awareness in Syria by Sarah Birke
Damascus, Syria: One of the biggest environmental problems facing Syria is the number of plastic bags. On IVD, volunteers took to the streets of Syria to reduce their use.   Read article
More about: Environment
11 February 2009
Street-cleaning volunteers raise awareness in Damascus by Annika Folkeson
Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic: On 5 December 2008, approximately 125 volunteers set out into various neighbourhoods all over Damascus to clean up the city.   Read article
More about: Environment
21 December 2006
UNV volunteers advocating human development in Syria by Oliver Bridge, UNV Human Development Advocate
Lilli Oberndorfer, UNV Human Development Advocate in Syria, interviews a water expert during a roundtable discussion about the issue of water scarcity.
Damascus, Syria: What is that one month takes you to the borders of a war zone and an impromptu refugee camp and the next month has you attending a gender mainstreaming workshop and visiting a national biodiversity project? These are common experiences for UN Volunteer Associates serving as Human Development Advocates out of the offices of the UNDP in Syria.  Read article
02 August 2006
Cash, beds and haircuts for Lebanon's refugees 
A Syrian Red Crescent doctor checks a Lebanese refugee at Jdaidet Yabous Crossing at the Syrian Lebanese border on Tuesday, July 25, 2006. Some 200,000 Lebanese have fled Labanon since 12 July when Israel launched its military assault against Lebanon and poured into neighbouring Syria.(AP Photo Bassem Tellawi).
Syrians are opening their houses, shops and restaurants to refugees of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. Restaurants are giving food to shelters, individuals have turned up with food and mattresses, hairdressers are giving free haircuts and shaves, and more than 7,000 Syrian families have offered to take refugees into their homes.  Read article
From: AlertNet
31 July 2006
Syrian volunteers provide relief to displaced Lebanese 
Volunteers of the Homs branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society deliver daily rations to a child who left Lebanon with her family to escape Israeli bombardment. (Photo: IFRC)
Homs, Syria: Volunteers in the central Syrian city of Homs are helping the people evacuating from Lebanon to cope with the situation by providing them daily rations of food, medicines and other supplies.  Read article


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05 December 2007, 15:36
Syria: Promoting volunteerism 
In partnership with a wide range of Syrian NGOs, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme is organizing a public event in the Sibki Park, Shalan, on International Volunteer Day.  Read entry
From: IVD 2007 Blog