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Crisis response

Speed, effectiveness and predictability

As the world faces unprecedented levels of humanitarian need, there seems to be no end to many crises. The average amount of time people worldwide live in displacement is now 17 years and the average conflict lasts for seven years. Natural disasters occur more frequently and are more intense, with 1.7 billion people affected over the last decade – most of them living in poverty.

Working alongside humanitarian and peacebuilding actors, as endorsed by global leaders at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, UNDP helps affected communities return to sustainable development as soon as possible, while building resilience to future shocks

57.5%

OF WORLD'S REFUGEES IN 2014

lives in the Arab region according to the Arab Human Development Report 2016.

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Beirut - Achim Steiner, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), warns…

The Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme signed today an…

One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due…

Amman – Representatives from the Jordanian and global private sector, government, civil society and…

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UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) in Iraq is working with local contractors to restore…

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Iraq, H.E. Matthijs Wolters visited the city of…

45-year-old Belal Khalil Sa’adat is the owner of a damaged residence in Beit Hanoun. Sa’adat’s…

This month Jordan will take part in the international pledging conference for Syria in Kuwait and…

The call was grim and urgent. Worsening power cuts had knocked out electricity at a hospital in…

The 2016 London Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region drew world leaders from around the…

In this blog series leading up to the World Humanitarian Summit, UNDP experts and practitioners…

By the end of the third quarter of 2017, UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) was…

The Syria crisis has transformed how the international community works together: innovating in…

This report is a summary of results achieved in 2016 with the generous financial contribution from…

The crisis in Syria has displaced over 5 million Syrian refugees into neighboring countries (Jordan,…

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