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Free media helps beat down Ebola in Sierra Leone

16 Apr 2015

Freetown, Sierra Leone - Hundreds of hard-to-reach communities in Sierra Leone that were in urgent need of information now get Ebola advice and independent news, due to a new satellite link from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) boosting the reach of Sierra Leone’s sole free radio netwmore

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Didier Drogba to join Ronaldo and Zidane in 12th annual Match Against Poverty

10 Apr 2015

  Proceeds to support Ebola recovery efforts Geneva / St-Etienne – Football superstar and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of international active and retired players for the 12th Annual Match Against Poverty which will take place on 20 April at the Geoffroy-Gumore

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Ebola survivors stand tall in Sierra Leone

03 Apr 2015

Rosarr, Sierra Leone - In her small, rural village, 18-year-old Isatu Sesay has fought through tragedy to support herself and her two younger brothers. Struck down with fever, aches and the cruel advance of Ebola, her father fell first, as the epidemic peaked in December 2014. “My mother took caremore

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UNDP to make case for resilience at Third International Pledging Conference for Syria Crisis, in Kuwait

30 Mar 2015

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark will participate in the Third International Pledging Conference for Syria on 31 March in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Hosted by the Amir of Kuwait, His Royal Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, and chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Kuwait City, the conferencemore

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UNDP to lead early recovery efforts in Vanuatu in wake of Cyclone Pam

24 Mar 2015

The Vanuatu Government, along with the UN and other development partners, launched a Flash Appeal today for financial aid to help people and communities devastated by Cyclone Pam. The appeal to the international community, launched in the capital Port Vila, calls for USD 29.9 million dollars to deamore

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New UN report puts spotlight on plight of Syrians

18 Mar 2015

Crisis response and early recovery continues even as conflict enters fifth year Damascus – Four out of five Syrians are now living in poverty, with almost half the population displaced from their homes, according to a new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Publishemore

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UNDP announces ‘5-10-50’ – new global programme in support of disaster resilience

17 Mar 2015

Sendai  – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced a new 10-year global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters. Announced during a special breakfast session entitled 'the power of partnerships', held on the sidelines of the World Conference on Disastermore

UNDP and Tohoku University launch ‘Global Centre for Disaster Statistics’

15 Mar 2015

Sendai, Japan – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University today launched the Global Centre for Disaster Statistics. The result of a long partnership, the new Centre will help deliver quality, accessible and understamore

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The geography of risk in Rwanda

05 Mar 2015

Rwanda is susceptible to a wide range of disaster threats, including floods, droughts, strong storms and volcanic eruptions. In the past two decades, some 2 million people have been affected by these and other climate-induced hazards—hazards that will only increase as the effects of climate change gmore

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Enhancing last-mile early warning in the Caribbean

05 Mar 2015

Working with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean, UNDP and partners are undertaking measures to ensure that warning information on potential and impending disasters is fast, reliable and effective. Consisting of many low-lying coastal areas, SIDS in the Caribbean are particularlymore

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