Projects and initiatives

  • Getting Airports Ready for DisasterGetting Airports Ready for DisasterAug 18, 2015A joint project of UNDP and Deutsche Post-DHL is helping airports get ready for potential disaster scenarios that can slow relief efforts.

  • Responding to the crisis in YemenResponding to the crisis in YemenAug 13, 2015UNDP is currently working with local and international partners to establish an Early Recovery Programme in Yemen, which will reduce development vulnerability and promote resilience.

  • Ebola response in West AfricaEbola response in West AfricaJul 9, 2015Nearly 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.

  • UNDP’s response to earthquake in NepalUNDP’s response to earthquake in NepalJun 12, 2015UNDP will be providing support aimed at debris removal and other recovery interventions, and will help to bolster the capacity of local bodies in an effort to aid both search and rescue and early recovery.

  • Cyclone Pam Recovery in Tuvalu and VanuatuCyclone Pam Recovery in Tuvalu and VanuatuMay 7, 2015UNDP is currently revising existing and planned projects in Vanuatu to address the impact of Cyclone Pam, to prevent future disasters and enhance community resilience.

  • Responding to crisis in SyriaResponding to crisis in SyriaMar 30, 2015Five years into the conflict in Syria, 75 % of the population is living in poverty, while millions of Syrians continue seek refuge in neighboring countries.

  • Responding to typhoons in the PhilippinesResponding to typhoons in the PhilippinesFeb 25, 2015Since 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

  • Response to the crisis in South SudanResponse to the crisis in South SudanFeb 13, 2015UNDP 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.