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      Providing food vouchers in Lebanon to Syrian refugees. With support from ECHO and other partners, WFP has scaled up to provide food vouchers to around 300 000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Story credit: WFP/Martin Penner. Photo credit: WFP/Rein Skullerud.

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    Women’s Economic Empowerment Project, Addis Ababa. Trainees at the project known as “Connecting 1,500 Women and Girls to the Export Market”, in Addis Ababa, on the day of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit. The project trains women and girls to develop skills in industries such as leather, weaving, basketry, embroidery, gemstones, and spinning. 15 July 2015. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe. Photo #638211

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    Students working in a public university's laboratory. Raising education quality will be critical for Malaysia to achieve a high-performing education system that builds the human capital required for an innovation-led, high-income economy. Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Photo: Nafise Motlaq / World Bank. More information in the Malaysia Economic Monitor, December 2013 (www.worldbank.org...)

    A midwife listens for heartbeat on the belly of Mariam Moutari, 20, who is 8 month pregnant with her second child, during a pre-natal consutlation at the Bilmari health center in the town of Mirriah, Niger on Wednesday March 21, 2012. Photo: UNICEF NYHQ2012-0329

    Landmine clearance in Colombia. This former minefield had previously caused casualties, including a seven year old boy who had picked up a mine. Clearance of this minefield is now complete and benefits the 1,000 people living nearby. Colombia has one of the highest percentages of trained female deminers. Photo credit: HALO Trust [via UNDP Flickr]

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    Syrian refugee Fatimah smiles while showing the key to her room at a new collective shelter in Kherbet Dawood in northern Lebanon. Fatimah and her family have fled for their lives multiple times during the Syrian crisis. They have spent many nights sleeping rough or in abandoned buildings. Fatimah is excited to now have a room for just herself and her husband. All Rights Reserved. UNHCR / S. Baldwin / November 2013

    Former Refugees Resume Village Life in Darfur. In April 2009 a community of Sudanese refugees returned to their homes in the village of Seraf Jedad, West Darfur. With help from the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Government of Sudan the former refugees rebuilt a school, reopened businesses, the local market and clinic, albeit poorly equipped. 16 June 2010. Seraf Jedad, Sudan. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

    WFP Nutrition Programme, North Darfur. A woman helps her child to wash hands before a meal at a food distribution centre in the Rwanda camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), near Tawila, North Darfur. More than 8,000 women and children living in the camp benefit from nutrition programmes run by the World Food Programme (WFP). 04 March 2014 Tawila, Sudan. Photo # 581803. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

    Women in Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, North Darfur, attend English classes conducted by volunteer teachers and facilitated by the police component of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 18 February 2014. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

    Women in Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, North Darfur, attend English classes conducted by volunteer teachers and facilitated by the police component of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 18 February 2014. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

    Women in Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, North Darfur, attend English classes conducted by volunteer teachers and facilitated by the police component of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 18 February 2014. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

    Women in Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, North Darfur, attend English classes conducted by volunteer teachers and facilitated by the police component of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 18 February 2014. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

    Women in Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, North Darfur, attend English classes conducted by volunteer teachers and facilitated by the police component of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 18 February 2014. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

    Women in Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, North Darfur, attend English classes conducted by volunteer teachers and facilitated by the police component of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 18 February 2014. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

    Women in Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, North Darfur, attend English classes conducted by volunteer teachers and facilitated by the police component of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 18 February 2014. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

    Workers on a construction project in Sri Lanka. Copyright: World Bank

    A computer class is conducted at the Female Experimental High School in Herat, Afghanistan. The school is benefiting from the Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP), whose objective is to increase access to quality basic education, especially for girls. School grants and teacher training programs are strengthened by support from communities and private providers. 2012. Photo: Graham Crouch/World Bank

    Two women look out over the White Nile. Women by the White Nile (Morada). Khartoum, Sudan. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank. Photo ID: AH-SD2161876 World Bank

    A computer class at a rural secondary school in La Ceja del Tambo. A computer class at San Jose, a rural secondary school in La Ceja del Tambo, Antioquia, Colombia. Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank Photo ID: CK-CO138 World Bank

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    Syrian Refugees Face an Uncertain Future. Refugees line up at the UNHCR registration center in Tripoli, Lebanon. Photo: Mohamed Azakir / World Bank. Photo ID: _ZAK6782F

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