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Over US $5 billion pledged for Haiti's recovery

Reconstruction of ‘a new, transformed Haiti’ begins United Nations member states and international partners pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti’s path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. Over 150 countries and international organizations gathered March 31 at more

Pakistan flood relief efforts continue on World Humanitarian Day

Map of UNDP support to Crisis Prevention and Recovery: For more information:http://www.undp.org/cpr/ http://www.sergiovdmfoundation.org/wcms/ http://ochaonline.un.org/whd/ http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/KHII-88G9CR?OpenDocument New York - As United Nations agencies and non-governmentalmore

Pakistan flood victims lay foundations for new homes

Niat Zareen moved into her new house last month, more optimistic about the days to come. (Photo: UNDP) “I lost everything, my house, my land and my cattle. This house is a blessing. It has brought new light and hope to our lives.” Bibi Roshan, 54 and mother of six children, in the province omore

Pakistan: Floods cause enormous damage and human need

Efforts to assess the full scale and extent of humanitarian need in Pakistan continue this weekend after two weeks of heavy rain and floods left more than 1,300 people dead and 14 million affected. As specialists in vulnerability assessment are dispatched to some of the worst hit and inaccessibmore

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Philippines: UN releases US$25 million to fund emergency response

The United Nations today announced an emergency allocation of US$25 million to fund critical relief efforts in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines on 8 November. Speaking at a press briefing in New York today, OCHA’s Director of Operamore

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Post-earthquake assistance in Haiti shifts to reconstruction

The allocation of resources for Haiti’s recovery from the devastating earthquake two years ago has shifted to reconstruction, infrastructure restoration, debris removal, job creation and capacity building, senior United Nations officials said today, noting, however, that considerable humanitarian nemore

Preventing illegal flow of guns is key to reducing poverty

UNDP echoes the call for tougher measures to curb illicit small arms, reduce violence and give affected countries a better chance to overcome poverty. New York—As talks on curbing the illicit trade in small arms ended here Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mexico, Switzermore

Private sector crucial in Haiti's reconstruction

Rio de Janeiro – The private sector has a crucial role to play in Haiti’s recovery from the devastating 2010 earthquake, said Rebeca Grynspan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator, speaking today at the 2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America. “Micro, small and medmore

Pro-poor initiative to boost job creation in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new initiative to boost job creation through pro-poor business development that engages low-income people in Africa as customers, employees, producers or entrepreneurs. The African Facility for Inclusive Markemore

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Protecting displaced people in South Sudan

Peter Gatkuoth Biel, has been elected to represent people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan – at a United Nations-run camp in Juba. He casts a concerned look at the hundreds of women, men and children who have gathered in his compound. There are more than 14,000 in the camp, and the burgeoninmore