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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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Bonn – The German Federal Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today…

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Baghdad – The Government of the UK has contributed an additional US$5.2 million to UNDP’s Funding…

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As an immediate response to the emerging needs of the Syrian population, and in line with the Syrian…

Iraq is currently facing one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. More than 1.8 million…

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…

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,…

By the end of the second quarter of 2017, the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) expanded its…

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