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Famine Response and Prevention

Remarks at the High Level Event on the Famine Response and Prevention  


Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation

Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by UNDP – the first study of…  


Journey to extremism in Africa

Based on hundreds of interviews with extremists, first-of-its-kind study pinpoints key factors triggering decisions to join violent extremist groups in Africa.  



In search of water

615,000 people are currently displaced by the drought in Somalia. The sand dam, one of the water harvesting structures built by UNDP and the Global Environment Facility, provides vital water access to…  


Somalia

Despite its political progress in recent years, Somalia faces a major risk of famine. After years of conflict and prolonged drought, an estimated 3.3 million people need urgent humanitarian…  


Averting famine

Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought that have put them on the verge of famine. Some 20 million people are at risk of starvation in the worst preventable…  


On Mother’s Day, Thousands Join Actress and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton in Pledge to Stand Up for Families Suffering from Famine

A new Care2 petition from actress and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton is calling on people everywhere to show support for the millions of mothers and families…  


Responding to the crisis in Somalia

UNDP is working with humanitarian partners in drought-affected areas to deliver immediate water and emergency support to the most vulnerable communities. At the same time, UNDP provides long-term…  


Averting famine

Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis…  

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