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  • Protecting our planet's lungs

    As a member of Boca Isiriwe, one of the 10 native communities in this protected territory, Cirila defends the largest, most intact primary forest in Peru’s Southern Amazon region from the ravages of mining and illegal logging. The Amarakaeri Communal Reserve is source of livelihoods for more than 1,700 indigenous people.

  • Back in business in Nepal

    Two years since the earthquake, Nepal is well into recovery and reconstruction, but a great deal of work remains to be done. Meet some of the people working to rebuild their country.

  • Healing the physical and emotional wounds of sexual violence

    After more than a decade of conflict in which rape has been used as a weapon, sexual violence is sadly a fact of life for both women and men in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congolese men and women are working courageously to eradicate this scourge. Here are some of their stories.

  • Averting famine

    Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. Swift delivery of aid, combined with early recovery and emergency development work, can address and prevent famine and ensure durable peace.

  • Fighting malaria

    13 million vulnerable people in some of the hardest to reach regions of Chad will soon be reached with insecticide treated bednets. As World Malaria Day 2017 approaches, UNDP and the Global Fund are stepping up the fight ahead of the rainy season.

  • Yemen: a nation on the brink of famine

    Yemen is considered one of four countries in the world currently facing the threat of famine. Over two years of continuous war have created the conditions for widespread hunger in the country of 27 million. To help Yemenis in need, UNDP partners with sister UN organizations and the World Bank, with additional funding from donors, to help people get back to work and become self-sufficient again.

  • Drivers of the recovery

    One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on 16 April 2016 affected 218,000 people. Hardest hit was the highly populated coastal province of Manabí, where communities are heavily dependent on agriculture and fishing.

  • By 2030

    With a bold new global agenda, we’re closing in on ending poverty – everywhere and permanently – while protecting the planet for everyone.

  • Lake Tanganyika, what the future holds

    Africa's oldest and deepest lake is in danger. Lake Tanganyika is one of the world’s natural wonders. Holding about 17 percent of the globe’s surface freshwater, it is also the oldest and the deepest lake in Africa. Bordering four countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia), it offers a source of livelihood for over 10 million people.

  • 3 continents, 3 lakes in danger

    There is no shortage of water on the planet. More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in the stuff. But 97 percent of this is salty ocean water. The remaining freshwater is mostly found in the form of ice, leaving precious little available for human use.