Projects and Initiatives

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Responding to the crisis in Syria

Four years into the conflict in Syria, the fighting has now drastically rolled back the region’s human development achievements perhaps by decades. As well as killing more than 120,000 people and displacing 6.5 million, the crisis has caused rampant unemployment and left more than 50 percent of the more

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Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Locally known as Yolanda, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on 8 November in the Philippines’ Eastern Samar province. With record winds and sea surges, the storm caused massive damage and casualties in 9 regions of the Philippines, affecting almost 15 million people and displacing 4 million. In the imm more

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UNDP's Response to the Crisis in South Sudan

Fighting that broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013 has now killed or wounded thousands, displaced an estimated 800,000 people from their homes and destroyed livelihoods, businesses and farms. Food scarcity is threatening the lives of close to 4 million people and the conflict has affected t 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 2.2 million, about half the population, need humanitarian aid and 1.1 million are facing food shortages. In Bangui, 1,000 people were killed at the beginning of December alone. Fighti more

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Bright Future for Berdale Communities in Somalia supported by UNDP Programmes

Berdale district bears the brunt of the civil war in the country. Most of its population is agro-pastoralists and small scale business people. A UNDP area-based early recovery project targets five villages and Berdale town itself targeting 281 vulnerable households. The project consisted of heagricu more