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Building back better in Bangladesh

10 Jul 2009

In 2007, Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, a densely populated developing country that is buffeted by increasingly worse cyclones, floods and monsoons. Sidr brought Bangladesh’s river delta region to its knees, killing 3,363 people and damaging or destroying the homes of 1.5 million families. A jmore

A blind community saves the wetlands in Peru

10 Jul 2009

At 28, Joana Manrique now has a lot of vitality and strength.  But this wasn’t always the case.A victim of severe domestic violence, Joana lost her eyesight and was left alone with a small daughter to take care of in San Andrés, located in the Pisco district of Peru.  But the resilient accoumore

Women Count for Peace: UNDP welcomes women activists

21 Oct 2010

In observance of the tenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 — the landmark document to ensure women’s peace and security in post-conflict situations —  Open Days on Women, Peace and Security were held in 25 post-conflict countries from June to September 2010. more

Myanmar: More than 170,000 people affected by cyclone Giri

27 Oct 2010

Lessons were learned from Cyclone Nargisin 2008.(Photo: UNDP)Myanmar - Efforts to assess the full scale and extent of humanitarian need in Myanmar continue after a category-four cyclonic storm last week hit the country’s western coast, affecting more than 170,000 people.An estimated 177,000 pemore

Rebuilding war-torn communities in Burundi

15 Oct 2010

The village of Gitukura, in the northern Burundi province of Cibitoke, has experienced firsthand the devastating consequences of two decades of ethnic conflict and civil war. Located on the Rwandan border, its inhabitants, mostly women and children, live in almost complete isolation and depmore

UNDP to help flood-affected Pakistanis reclaim lost ID papers

14 Oct 2010

The records of the agriculture department of Nowhsera in Pakistan have been badly damaged by the floods.(Photo: UNDP Pakistan) Islamabad - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to set up a network of one-stop-shops in Pakistan to help hundreds of thousands of people estimated to havmore

Bahrain gives $1 million to UNDP for Haiti Cash for Work Programme

30 Mar 2010

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UNDP supports Iraqis in electing their future government

04 Mar 2010

Baghdad -- On March 7, Iraqis will vote for 325 members of the Council of Representatives, the nation’s parliament, from 18 governorate constituencies, the third election conducted since 2003.(Photo credit: Aswat al-Iraq news agency, Location: Erbil) In preparation for the elections, UNDP is pmore

Young people celebrate and document hope in post-earthquake Haiti

22 Sep 2010

Port-au-Prince— In commemoration of the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Haiti’s Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action and the United Nations Population Fund celebrated the crucial role Haitian children and young people have played in thmore

Brazil and Mozambique team up on small arms reduction

12 May 2010

A common challenge, a common language and a common solution: South-South cooperation for improved firearms control in MozambiqueWhen Mozambique’s civil war ended in 1992, the government vowed to rid the country of small firearms. Although successful campaigns secured more than 260,500 guns fmore