Projects and Initiatives

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West African Ebola epidemic

An epidemic of Ebola that began in Guinea in March 2014 has now spread to neighbouring West African countries.   The outbreak is the most severe epidemic of the disease to have occurred to date, and has been declared an international emergency by the World Health Organization. The virus had clmore

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UNDP responds to the Horn of Africa crisis

In Somalia, in spite of the security and access challenges, UNDP has rehabilitated essential agricultural infrastructure, including 80 water catchments that can store almost 380,000 cubic metres of water and 25 kilometres of canals. The programme distributed 3,000 20-litres containers of water to 3,more

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Responding to conflict in the Central African Republic

The sectarian violence in the Central African Republic has uprooted nearly one million people. It is estimated that 3 million, about half of the population, need urgent humanitarian assistance. 5,204 civilians have been killed since sectarian violence erupted after rebels overthrew the Government imore

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Responding to the crisis in Gaza

In July 2014, long-simmering tensions between Israel and Gaza boiled over into conflict with both sides engaging in military operations. The resulting fighting was the most deadly outbreak of violence to have occurred in the State of Palestine in recent years. More than 2,100 people have been killedmore

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Responding to the crisis in Syria

Four years into the conflict in Syria, close to 60 percent of the population is either internally displaced or has fled the country. The fighting has now drastically rolled back the region’s human development achievements —perhaps by decades. In addition to killing more than 191,000 people and dispmore