Syrian refugees in Jordan. Photo: Alessandra Blasi/UNDP.
Many of the stories from affected communities of survival, resilience, and determination to rebuild are inspirational.
As a development agency, our work in crisis prevention and preparedness is about building fences at the top of a cliff, rather than placing ambulances at the bottom.
Our work in recovery creates a bridge from emergency relief to sustainable development, so that communities can build back better and have greater resilience to future shocks.
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- Learn about our project in countries that needs urgent help.
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Deir Ezor has been severely affected by the crisis and is in desperate need of emergency assistance. The large influx of displaced families and the destroyed or dysfunctional infrastructure are placing a severe strain on local service delivery including garbage collection. Tons of garbage have now piled up in the streets.
On 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, struck the Philippines. An estimated 11.8 million people are affected, 995,000 people remain displaced.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has caused close to one million people to flee to neighbouring Lebanon. In a country with a population of little over 4 million, this influx is threatening the already existing infrastructure, and putting enormous pressure on social services, such as healthcare.
Fleeing the crisis in Syria, more than 600,000 refugees have now crossed the border into neighbouring Jordan. The refugees, who mostly live outside designated refugee camps, are increasing the burden on host communities and creating competition for already limited social services. With your help, UNDP will provide 30 Jordanians with three months classroom and on-the-job vocational training in high-demand professions.