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In Brussels, UN calls for increased support for vulnerable Syrians and host populations

As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UN Chiefs are calling urgently for increased support for vulnerable Syrians, refugees and the communities hosting…  


A new way of working in crisis

It’s been one year since Somalia declared drought as a national emergency. The large-scale, collective humanitarian response that followed helped keep the country from sliding into famine. And now the…  


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…  


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…  


EU supports UN-led Connecting Business initiative to help private sector address crises, complex emergencies

The European Union (EU) has announced it will provide EUR450,000 (approx. US$530,000) through its Enhanced Response Capacity to the new UN-led Connecting Business initiative (CBi), which helps…  


96th Meeting of the Development Committee

Statement to the 96th Meeting of the Development Committee.  


Private sector & disaster risk reduction

Remarks for the opening panel at the UNGA High-Level Side Event “Collective private sector action for disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery”  


Small data and big humanitarian challenges: why innovation matters

UNDP joined with UN partners UNICEF, WFP and OCHA, the governments of Finland and Denmark, private sector partners Vodafone and Microsoft and the Flowminder Foundation, to share the latest on…  


UNDP Administrator's Statement on Natural Disasters and Climate Change: Managing Risks and Crises Differently

World Humanitarian Summit High Level Leaders Roundtable - Istanbul, Turkey  

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