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Crisis Response

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As the world faces unprecedented levels of humanitarian need, there seems to be no end to many crises. The average amount of time people worldwide live in displacement is now 17 years and the average conflict lasts for seven years. Natural disasters occur more frequently and are more intense, with 1.7 billion people affected over the last decade – most of them living in poverty.

Working alongside humanitarian and peacebuilding actors, as endorsed by global leaders at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, UNDP helps affected communities return to sustainable development as soon as possible, while building resilience to future shocks.

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HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED BY UNDP TO COUNTRIES IN CRISIS SINCE 2009.

In 2016 alone, SURGE staff supported UNDP’s response to the Ecuador earthquake, Cyclone Winston in Fiji, Hurricane Matthew in Cuba and Haiti, conflicts in the Central African Republic, Burundi, Syria, Nigeria and Yemen and more.

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