Crisis prevention and recovery has been part of UNDP’s mandate for over two decades. In Sudan, UNDP has been present for over four decades building on partnerships and experience in-country, working with local, national and international partners to bring a development and longer-term lens to crisis risks. In Darfur, the East and the Kordofan’s amidst crises, UNDP has stayed to deliver to save people’s livelihoods, safeguard socio-economic progress and local institutional service delivery systems – from jobs to durable solutions - mobilizing emergency response teams and resources, supporting emergency employment, civil works, physical access, human security, access to energy, and health.
In a context of colliding crises – protracted political crisis, marked economic deterioration, and on-going displacements with recurring cycles of violence spurred by inter-communal conflicts over access to resources—such as water, pasture and land—exacerbated by external pressures, such as climate change, as well as persistent humanitarian and developmental concerns, conflict affected, and at-risk communities are most affected.
Guided by the new UNDP crisis offer - prioritizing breaking the cycle of fragility; getting ahead of the crisis curve; and investing in hope throughout the crisis as three sets of development solutions and programmatic approaches - our approach helps to ensure that vulnerable and fragile communities in Sudan are strengthened before, during and after crises, to contribute to more peaceful, resilient and sustainable societies.