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


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


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


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


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


A Cuban model for a resilient Caribbean

25 Feb 2015

Risk Reduction Management Centers, a successful initiative in hurricane-prone Cuba, are being scaled up across partnering Caribbean states. With a population of 36 million, the Caribbean region is home to a diverse array of languages and cultures, to islands large and small, to major coastal citiesmore


Sierra Leone: People with disabilities look to an Ebola-free future

24 Feb 2015

Freetown, Sierra Leone - A group of young wheelchair-bound men barrel down a busy street hustling cars for a few leones (the local currency). The money they collect is meagre - and gets less and less as the Ebola crisis pushes them further towards the fringes of society. “To change a tire is 70 (thmore


Helen Clark joins Liberian all-women motorcycle club The Pink Panthers

17 Feb 2015

Monrovia, Liberia — UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has been made an honorary member of the Pink Panthers Motorcycle Club, an all-women association of Liberian commercial motorbike taxis drivers. The Pink Panthers are a group of young women who have been riding motorbikes around Monrovia for years. more


Lebanon’s storm preparedness helps response plan

13 Feb 2015

A decade of efforts to better prepare and respond to disasters was highlighted when seasonal storm “Zina” struck Lebanon in early January 2015. “We were waiting for this heavy storm to hit the country,” says Alexi Karim. “Throughout the year the local municipality came and conducted awareness sessiomore

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