Crisis prevention & recovery

Conflicts and disasters pose a serious threat to human development in many countries and are among the greatest threats to progress in the 21st century. Preventing crises and helping countries to recover from them is essential for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP’s work in crisis prevention and recovery helps countries prevent armed conflict, alleviate the risk and effects of disasters from natural hazards and build back better and stronger when crises happen. More on UNDP in Crisis Prevention & Recovery

UNDP-EU partnership

Since 2003, the EU has supported a wide range of UNDP programmes addressing many different aspects of crisis prevention and recovery. In financial terms, the EU support in this area amounts to close to EUR 1 billion (2003-2011) and in the last four years alone we have worked together in over 40 different countries. Since 2009 our biggest joint programmes have been in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Somalia. More about UNDP-EU partnership

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UNDP-EU partnership supports countries in preparing for natural disasters

Haiti is prone to hurricanes that have severe impact on the country. But the 2012 hurricane’s impact was diminished in several areas, partially due to UNDP's work there with the Government, civil society organizations, local communities and international donors. In 2010, the EU contributed more than EUR 1 million to UNDP's work on disaster risk reduction in Haiti. Photo: UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Our Stories

  • In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNDP is helping the armed forces to develop a system of military justice that is fair, balanced and importantly, is helping victims of violence to seek closure. (Photo: Benoit Almeras / UNDP DRC)

    DRC: Nobody is above the law, not even the military

    UNDP-EU are working together to improve the capacity of Congolese military justice authorities to investigate and prosecute serious crimes that fall under Congolese military jurisdiction. more

  • “Now our children can play freely, we can make use of our land, and graze our sheep without fear that they will be injured.” Photo: UNDP Albania

    Albania: Mine free and on the road to development

    Albania is officially free from mine threats, following a decade of demining. Combined efforts by government agencies and UNDP, supported by EU, resulted in the destruction of 12,452 anti-personnel mines, 152 anti-tank mines and 4,965 pieces of unexploded ordnance. more

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  • Natalia Podolean talks to psychologist about how her life and that of her family radically changed after she came to the “Apriori” Centre. Photo: UNDP Moldova

    Confidence brings changes for better in Moldova

    Natalia Podolean works hard to be able to bring up her son. For the sake of her 10 year-old boy she came to “Apriori” Centre, a more