• Building Resilience: In response to the Syria Crisis May 19, 2015Approaching its fifth year, with no sign of a political solution in sight, the scale and complexity of the Syria crisis and the consequent population displacement have had an unprecedented impact on the countries in the region. The conflict in Syria has become the largest humanitarian, development and security crisis of our time.

  • THE Syrian CrisisMar 16, 2015The conflict in Syria has placed an enormous toll on economic and human development within Syria. The Syrian economy faces widespread de-industrialization and large-scale capital divestment. The unemployment rate skyrocketed to 48.8 percent in 2013, affecting the welfare of over 10 million people. The Syria’s Human Development Index is estimated to have rolled back 35 years because of deteriorating health, education and incomes.

  • Regional Refugeee and Resilience Plan 2015 - 2016 - Regional Strategic OverviewRegional Refugeee and Resilience Plan 2015 - 2016 - Regional Strategic OverviewDec 18, 2014The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together the plans developed under the leadership of national authorities - namely, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Iraq, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Lebanese Republic, and the Republic of Turkey – to ensure protection, humanitarian assistance and strengthen resilience. This Regional Strategic overview is a summary of the programme priorities and resource requirements of nearly 200 partners responding to the Syrian crisis in support of government priorities.

  • 3RP LebanonDec 18, 2014The number of people living in Lebanon has increased by 30 per cent compared to 2011 - including 1.2 million Syrians registered in Lebanon as refugees by UNHCR, 42,000 Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) joining 270,000 Palestine Refugees in Lebanon (PRL), at least 20,000 Lebanese Returnees from Syria and many displaced Syrians present but unregistered1. The number of poor living in Lebanon has also risen by nearly two thirds since 2011, to 2.1 million2, largely accounted for by the arrival of poor aspects and in partnership with other key Government institutions and humanitarian and stabilization partners.

  • 3RP Turkey3RP TurkeyDec 18, 2014

OUR WORK - Crisis Prevention and Recovery

UNDP is helping at present the governments of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen in their efforts for effective disaster risk management and crisis prevention.

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Overview of Resilience

The micro video uses graphics of people and their surroundings to outline how communities and institutions show innate strength in challenging situations. It explains how building resilience is the best response as it prepares communities not only for this shock but for future shocks in a region that is highly exposed to a wide range of shocks.

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