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UMR: A Story of Resilience in Beirut


Over the past year and a half, Lebanon has been suffering. In mid-2019, the economy collapsed and it has continued to decline rapidly. The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of people without work and therefore no way to put food on the table. Then, in August of 2020, a massive explosion took place in Beirut, […]

5 steps to building community with your employees in the new year

Three children peer around a corner wearing masks. White UMR logo.

Companies: It’s the new year and a great time to think about giving back. Last year presented unique challenges for all. As a result, maybe you weren’t able to organize your traditional volunteering activities last fall and want to make up for it. Maybe you have new goals for 2021 that you want to achieve, […]

UMR: Lara Shahin

Born in 1982 in Damascus, Syria with a diploma in business administration, Lara sought refuge in Jordan with her family in 2012. As the head of her household, she started looking for job opportunities when she arrived, but unfortunately, she couldn’t join the market due to the government restrictions. Therefore, she started thinking of having […]