Projects and initiatives

  • Responding to crisis in SyriaResponding to crisis in SyriaFive years into the conflict in Syria, 75 % of the population is living in poverty, while millions of Syrians continue seek refuge in neighboring countries.

  • Getting Airports Ready for DisasterGetting Airports Ready for DisasterA joint project of UNDP and Deutsche Post-DHL is helping airports get ready for potential disaster scenarios that can slow relief efforts.

  • Gaza: UNDP's responseGaza: UNDP's responseUNDP is working with humanitarian agencies, national and international partners to urgently address these issues and help Gaza rebuild and recover.

  • Ebola response in West AfricaEbola response in West AfricaNearly a year into the Ebola crisis ravaging West Africa, the deadly disease’s knock-on effects are huge. What started as a public health crisis in Guinea on 26 December 2013 degenerated into development crises in the three epicentre countries in less than six months. As of January 2015, there were 20,721 EVD cases in total: 2,775 in Guinea, 8,157 in Liberia, and 9,789 in Sierra Leone.

  • Responding to typhoons in the PhilippinesResponding to typhoons in the PhilippinesSince the India Ocean Tsunami of 2004 to Typhoon Haiyan in December 2013, UNDP has promoted many types of disaster risk management policies and practices in the Philippines and across the Asia-Pacific region

  • UNDP responds to the Horn of Africa crisisUNDP responds to the Horn of Africa crisisThe Match Against Poverty on 13 December will raise proceeds for the Horn of Africa, where more than 13 million people have been left in need by famine, drought, conflict and high food prices. UNDP is also accepting online donations to provide rapid response and relief to victims.

  • Rebuilding HaitiRebuilding HaitiSince the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, enormous efforts have been made to help the government achieve its objectives and to improve Haitians’ living conditions.

  • Responding to the crisis in YemenResponding to the crisis in YemenUNDP is currently working with local and international partners to establish an Early Recovery Programme in Yemen, which will reduce development vulnerability and promote resilience.