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Haiti earthquake hotline for UN staff

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and the whole of UNDP is mobilized to bring support and assistance to UNDP staff on the ground. A message to all staff from the Administrator has been posted on UNDP's Intranet. Staff members trying to get information about family members who were working in Hmore

Haiti recovery begins with population's direct involvement

The cash-for-work programme launched Tuesday builds on UNDP’s Briquettes Project, a cash-for-work programme designed to combat climate change and reduce poverty. (Photo: UNDP) With the recovery process in earthquake-ravaged Haiti shifting gears from seamore

UN Secretary-General to Haitians: "You are not alone"

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark (right) greets UNDP Haiti Resident Representative/Resident Coordinator Kim Bolduc in Haiti on 17 January 2010.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Haiti to see for himself the devastation from Tuesday's earthquake, assured the Haitian people that they were not almore

UNDP sends financial support, experts to Haiti

  A view of a street in downtown Port-au-Prince illustrates the extensive damage wreaked by the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January. UN Photo/Logan Abassi The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has dispatched technical experts and financial sumore

The UN urges calm in Haiti after elections

Port-au-Prince - The United Nations and the international community expressed their deep concern at the numerous incidents that marred the Haiti elections on Sunday, 28 November, 2010. The United Nations and the international community urge the public and all political actors to remain calm,more

A summer camp brings together Lebanese and Palestinian youths

A UNDP-supported conflict recovery project in Lebanon , in collaboration with the Government, is breaking down prevailing stereotypes held by Palestinian and Lebanese youth through a very unique program. The summer school brings together 22 Lebanese and Palestinian young people in an isolamore

Namibia: Recovering from the worst floods in 46 years

UN agencies participated in the preparation of a Flash Appeal for US$ 2.7 million to support the Namibian Government’s response (Photo: UNDP)Since early 2009, torrential rains and severe flooding in the north-central and north-eastern regions of Namibia have killed almost 100 people.Out of omore

UN brings together opposing Sudanese tribes in historic peace talks

Amidst the cheering, drumming and dancing of women from  Sudan’s Missiriya tribe in Um Khaer village in the Sudanese county of Abyei, a group of Missiriya representatives from this traditionally nomadic tribe gathered on December 14, 2009  for a historic meeting with representatives from themore

In Peru, restoring houses prevents disasters and preserves landmarks

An antique villa courtyard in Rimac converted into poor urban settlement for the poor. (Photo: Lorry Salcedo) In Peru about half a million people dwell in slums enclosed within historical architectural gems. In downtown Lima, UNESCO heritage site and once Smore

UNDP helps drought-stricken Iraq combat effects of climate change

Global Warming is manifested in Iraq through: • More frequent and more severe droughts, 2008/09 was the second such prolonged drought period in ten years. • Declining rainfall over the past four years, with annual precipitation reaching only 25-65 percent of normal levels. more