UNDP-EU partnership in the field

Here you will find some stories from the field to illustrate the partnership of UNDP and EU in the area of Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

Our Stories

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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. In northeast Albania - considered more

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Bangladesh: Disaster Risk Reduction as Development

A country of exceptional vulnerability to natural hazards Bangladesh has a long history of natural disasters. Between 1980 and 2008, it experienced 219 natural disasters, causing over US$16 billion in total damage. The predicted effects of climate change will only compound these impacts. UNDP has more

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"Building back better" with EU support in Bangladesh

Suraiya Khatun watched helplessly as the storm surge from cyclone Aila washed her house away, leaving her with nothing to eat and nowhere to go. Though only a category-one level tropical storm with relatively low wind speeds, the damage escalated into the hundreds of millions of dollars leaving her more

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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 nongovernmental organization in Tiraspol, which with UNDP-EU support provides free legal and psychosocial counseling to vulnerable persons from the eastern region of the Re more

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

The atmosphere is tense in Bweremana, Goma, in war-torn North Kivu. A large crowd has gathered outside a tent, serving as an impromptu military court. They wait impatiently for the verdict to be announced. When the announcement finally comes, there are gasps of shock and relief from the crowd. Eight more

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Finding hope in flood-hit Pakistan

“The waters will recede one day and I will certainly go home,” said 35-year-old Najma, a mother of three who survived the most recent floods that hit southern Pakistan affecting nearly five million people and leaving almost two million without homes in an area that had not yet recovered from last ye more

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Giving better chances to people in Abkhazia

Nana Tskharozia is a school teacher in Chuburkhinji – a small village in Abkhazia, close to the administrative boundary line. Keeping school premises tidy was not an easy task before with the building deteriorating and in need of repair. But this year the Chuburkhinji School is greeting children wi more

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Mobile one-stop shops help recover lost IDs in Pakistan

Mobile one-stop shops offering free legal services have travelled across some of the most remote but accessible flood-hit areas and, so far, helped 3,850 people reclaim identity papers and other essential documents washed away during the floods. Additionally, twenty units run by the United Nations more

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One year after Sandy, solidarity and preparedness help Cuba rebuild

“I am one of the lucky ones. The damages to my own home were minimal; I have neighbors who lost everything,” says Maria Elena Valle Ortega, a resident of ‘30 de noviembre’, a neighborhood in Santiago de Cuba province in the south-east of the island, reflecting on the night Hurricane Sandy lashed the more

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Removing physical barriers to Cyprus reunification

Antigoni Kallouri and Necmi Maraşuna were among those Cypriot farmers, on both sides of the island, who for many years could not access their lands. The presence of landmines in the buffer zone between the northern and southern part of Cyprus made cultivating local farmlands too dangerous. “A few ye more