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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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Amman – Ongoing conflict in Yemen has already reversed human development by 21 years, according to a…

Brussels - Delegates to a conference co-hosted by the European Union and United Nations in Brussels…

In addition to the immediate humanitarian needs that my colleagues Mark Lowcock and Fillippo Grandi…

Civil society organizations are playing critical roles inresponse to the Syria crisis, both inside…

It’s been one year since Somalia declared drought as a national emergency. The large-scale,…

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…

In Iraq’s Ninewa plains, UNDP is rehabilitating 2,100 houses destroyed during the ISIL conflict. Six…

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

After three years of conflict, hundreds of students in the Nineveh Plains return to their…

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

Assessing the impact of war on development in Yemen

While localisation is not an entirely new concept, the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 included…

Since 2015, escalating armed conflict has dramatically worsened Yemen’s chronic poverty and…

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a new Strategic Plan (2018-2021) a…

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