Avant le début du ramadan, la flambée des prix rend les préparatifs moroses

L’invasion de l’Ukraine par la Russie fin février a exacerbé les problèmes alimentaires de certains pays d’Afrique et du Moyen-Orient, pesant sur les préparatifs du ramadan, mois de jeûne musulman qui débute ce weekend, où les tables sont traditionnellement garnies à la nuit tombée. Les fidèles qui rompent traditionnellement le jeûne de l’aube au crépusculeContinue reading “Avant le début du ramadan, la flambée des prix rend les préparatifs moroses”

Muslims face frugal Ramadan as Ukraine war drives up food prices

Russia’s Ukraine invasion, which has already exacerbated food woes in parts of Africa and the Middle East, is marring preparations for the holy month of Ramadan and forcing a turn to frugal iftar sunset meals.  From Lebanon to Tunisia and Somalia, Muslims who traditionally break a dawn-to-dusk fast with lavish family meals, are now struggling toContinue reading “Muslims face frugal Ramadan as Ukraine war drives up food prices”

Lynn Malas, MEAL & Partnerships Officer with NUSANED

“It is super important for us to empower one another, to make sure other women feel comfortable expressing themselves” Lynn Malas works with NUSANED, a local non-governmental organization, as a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Partnerships officer. She is passionate about her work, as it allows her to be in a space-oriented towards assisting her community, inContinue reading “Lynn Malas, MEAL & Partnerships Officer with NUSANED”

IWD 2022: Women-led Climate Action for a Sustainable Future in Lebanon

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate women in all their diversity. We celebrate their lives, their experiences, and their accomplishments. This year, we focus on women leading the fight against climate change together with their daily struggles against patriarchy and inequalities. Environmental issues might not be the first thing to come to mind when thinkingContinue reading “IWD 2022: Women-led Climate Action for a Sustainable Future in Lebanon”

Joumana: “Everything I learned I used it for a better management of the cooperative”

Joumana Daoui is above all a positive woman who never gives up. The 52-year-old is now the president of the agricultural cooperative in her village of Kfar Sir in southern Lebanon. “I never thought of opening something for myself, like having my own business for example. Everything I have learned, among other things, thanks toContinue reading “Joumana: “Everything I learned I used it for a better management of the cooperative””

Antoinette Hanna, AFDAL project participant, will never give up

Karm el-Mahr is a village over 1000 meters above sea level in North Lebanon. This is where Antoinette Hanna, has been living for years and fighting with all her strength to provide for her family. Antoinette, who has four daughters, now aged between 31 and 18, is proud of what she has done and itContinue reading “Antoinette Hanna, AFDAL project participant, will never give up”