UNDP and partners put on a christmas party for Liberian Ebola orphans

24 Dec 2014

Christmas came early to Westpoint, Liberia today where hundreds of children were thrown a big party courtesy of staff from UNDP, UN agencies and NGOs in Liberia and around the world. Local NGO Department of Children and Families (DCF) organised fourteen parties around Montserrado, the area that was more

UNDP helps pay 16,000 health workers fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone by mobile phone

23 Dec 2014

  New York - With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 16,000 nurses on the frontline in the fight against Ebola are receiving hazard pay through their mobile phones. Workers receive text messages with security codes and information on nearby kiosks to pick up the extra more


Mobile money for 16,000 Ebola workers

19 Dec 2014

Marion Sesay gossiped with her two work colleagues while they waited in the shade of a local money handler for their names to be called. She and her friends, nurses at a nearby hospital, are entitled to hazard pay, an extra bit of money every two weeks to offset the risk of working in health care dmore


New UN appeal for Syria looks beyond humanitarian response

18 Dec 2014

Berlin – The dramatic economic and social consequences of the Syria crisis on that country and its neighbors demands not only a well-funded regional humanitarian and development response, said UNDP Associate Administrator Gina Casar today in Berlin as she launched a new regional appeal for Syria andmore


Community volunteers in Liberia are limiting the spread of Ebola

09 Dec 2014

The number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is decreasing each day and community volunteers’ work has contributed substantially to this result. UNDP Liberia has recruited 1,300 volunteers who are being paid $80 per month to go door to door, every day in their communities, to track down anyone who shmore


Philippines: Improved emergency communication blunts impact of typhoon Hagupit

08 Dec 2014

In Tacloban City, Philippines, the past served as a lesson for the present, in the form of a simple communications system. As residents and city officials braced for the worst from Typhoon Hagupit there were nagging fears from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), a little over a yearmore


Expanding the Ranks of Qualified Disaster Risk Reduction Specialists

05 Dec 2014

Lund, Sweden – Participants from across the UN System gather in Lund this week for an inter-agency training on better disaster risk reduction. In total, 24 participants from five UN agencies participated in the training, which was organized by Lund University and the Capacity for Disaster Reduction more


UNDP assisting Mali to contain the Ebola epidemic

03 Dec 2014

The United Nations Development Programme, working closely with the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), has stepped up its effort to help Mali stem the progression of the Ebola virus disease. UNDP has allocated one million dollars toward helping the government treat patients, monitor thmore


Ebola: UNDP reaching out to Guineans, one household at a time

25 Nov 2014

With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), religious leaders in N'Zérékoré, in the heart of Guinea’s forest region where the West African Ebola outbreak first appeared, have taken the lead in informing their citizens on how to prevent the disease. Together with political leadmore


Ebola is throwing Liberian economy into a dangerous downspin

20 Nov 2014

Liberia could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since the war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. Liberia was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show that the country’s growth could be going backwmore