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Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment

Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment: Post-Drought Needs Assessment report, volumes 1-3.  


Somali Leaders and the International Community Determined to Make Somalia Famine Resistant

One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking…  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Somalia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Somalia on January 30…  


In Somalia, seeking to ensure drought never again turns into famine

Continuing urgent, life-saving response is vital, but only long-term development gains will lift the country out of poverty, vulnerability, and insecurity.  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Ethiopia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Ethiopia from January…  


UN and partners launch plan to support over five million Syrian refugees and countries hosting them

United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), a USD 4.4 billion plan designed to support over five  


Preventing waste, a recipe for food security

One of the first lessons we learned as kids was not to throw away food. Our family comes from a humble place. Our childhood includes stories of immigration, poverty and discrimination. Our parents’…  


Small island, big results

Partnerships between scientists, local authorities and the community are showing promising results in protecting the Sabana-Camagüey Ecosystem in the north of Cuba.  


Feeding a family, nourishing a community

Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan in Guatemala is highly affected by chronic malnutrition. To fight food insecurity due to population growth and climate change, UNDP has enabled the development of vegetable…  


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…  

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