UNDP Around the world

Projects and Initiatives

  • Responding to the crisis in Yemen

    Already one of the poorest countries in the Arab region, Yemen’s situation worsened considerably amid escalating armed conflict in 2015. We are helping people get back to work so they can become self-sufficient again, helping restore basic services such as health care, and contributing to peace-building.

  • Response to the crisis in South Sudan

    UNDP in South Sudan continues to operate in spite of the current crisis, supporting national, state and local governments to deliver development services, as well as community security and stabilization for at-risk communities.

  • Responding to the crisis in northeast Nigeria

    The Boko Haram insurgency over the last seven years has victimized an already vulnerable population in northeast Nigeria. UNDP’s vision is to complement life-saving interventions with sustainable, integrated solutions to stabilize communities and lay the foundation for longer-term recovery.

  • Averting famine

    Four countries—Yemen, South Sudan, and northern Nigeria—are facing conflict and drought and now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II.

  • Supporting Syrians and the region

    Six years into the conflict in Syria, 75 percent of the population are living in poverty, while millions of Syrians seek refuge in neighbouring countries.