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Socio-economic impact of COVID-19

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The communities who protect the world's rarest buffalo

Indigenous people in the Philippines fight to save the critically endangered tamaraw.  


Beating COVID-19 with solidarity

“We don’t wear masks not because we don’t want to, but because we cannot afford to buy them.”  


"It's my bank for my children's future."

Restoring small farms and forests in Samoa.  


The Páramo is water, and water is life

In the Andean mountains, a distinctive high altitude ecosystem is an essential source of water for the people of several nations.  


"Even if I'm far away, I can make my message heard."

Radio broadcasts reach Peru's indigenous people in their own languages.  


Conservation communities need our help

Donation campaign launched by UNDP to support conservation communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Six years after Sinjar massacre, support is needed for returning Yazidis

Up to 200,000 remain displaced. Some still face harsh conditions on Mount Sinjar.  


UNDP powers health clinics in Chad

Solar panels enable better care and healthier communities.  


“This village needed this project, and it arrived in the right moment.”

Restoring mangroves and communities on Cuba's coast.  


Supporting small farmers during COVID-19

In Brazil, the “Dom Tavora” project advises small farmers whose work is essential to food security.  


New skills for Sri Lankans recovering from conflict

UNDP programme focuses on teaching employable skills and business development.  


Removing barriers for those living with disabilities

How a young man from Belarus plans to change minds.  


COVID-19 and the SDGs

How the 'roadmap for humanity' could be changed by a pandemic.  


Treating the forest like family

In Armenia, potecting an important source of water and biodiversity.  


Drought, rising temperatures, and extreme weather pose risks to Lesotho

How a mountain kingdom is adapting to a changing reality.  

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