Middle East


Moving from recovery to growth in the Middle East

Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion, and has leveraged decades of learnings across the Middle East to respond to urgent needs caused by conflict and crises, as well as to build long-term stability by strengthening financial systems and supporting entrepreneurs as they grow the economy and create jobs.


Latest stories from the blog

Disaster Planning Pays Off in Northwest Syria

By Adile Sahin Originally from Hama, Asem has been displaced several times, like most Syrians, to escape the war at home. First forced to flee …

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Using the New Digital Savings Group Hub to Eliminate Paper, Inspire Savings 

Digitization can feel overwhelming — and even risky when considering inherent equity and access issues. Yet, with the right resources, organizations can go paper-free, or …

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The Vitas Lab: Building Brighter Futures Through Financial Innovation 

By Rohit Kulkarni and Lizzie Hickman  Low- and middle-income countries were hit hard by COVID-19, as revenue streams dried up and government enforced lockdowns shuttered …

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Finding a Safe Space in Syria: Hamida’s Story

For more than half of her life, Hamida has been exposed to the trauma, violence and instability of war. The 20-year-old, whose name has been …

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