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Crisis Response

Past crises

Since 2009, UNDP has deployed over 1,800 experts to countries in crisis, and provided technical and financial assistance for recovery planning after major disasters in 112 countries.  Best practices and lessons learned from past crises give us better insight and expertise to respond to new or on-going events.

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In Nepal, after the 2015 earthquake, much of the debris was used reused and recycled as construction material. Photo: UNDP Nepal
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In Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam, farmers were helped to clear 400 m3 of timber – enough to reconstruct more than 800 houses.
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In the Philippines, we initiated a large-scale debris removal programme within two weeks of Typhoon Yolanda.
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In 2014-2015, UNDP led the United Nations system early recovery support to Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. Photo: UNDP Sierra Leone

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