Deep cobalt color of the pristine coastline, ruins of sunken Greek, Roman and World War II ships, rich fauna with marine algae, sponges, mollusks, crustaceans, red coral, reptiles, steep cliffs, breathtaking underwater landscape, unconventional caves and canyons, Posidonia meadows. This is the Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park — an ecosystem rich in environmental, natural, cultural, historical and archaeological values.
Everyday life was going on undisturbed, when Albania’s COVID-19 patient 0 was officially diagnosed and reported on March 9,2020. People were hopping on and off buses by the hoards, leaving home and getting to work. Students kept laughing, hugging, chatting closely in crowded classrooms or over cups of coffee enjoyed collectively in the small cafes and late night pubs Albania is famous for.
An action agreement ‘EU4schools’ was signed on Wednesday between the EU Ambassador to Albania Luigi Soreca and UNDP Resident Representative Limya Eltayeb to support national and local governments in accelerating the recovery process after the November 26 earthquake, through educational facility repairs and reconstruction.
WhatsApp today announced the launch of two initiatives in support of the global fight against the Coronavirus pandemic: the global launch of the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and a $1m donation to the Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).
UNDP is supporting the Municipality of Lezhe in managing the high risk of natural disasters
The Free Legal Aid (FLA) center was reopened at the Fier District Court so that all vulnerable communities including women and men, victims of violence, people with disabilities, LGBTI members and people in dire economic conditions can have better access to justice.

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2,870,324

Population

14.3%

Poverty rate

22.6%

Youth Unemployment rate

0.785

Human Dev. Index

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