Syrian refugees in Jordan. Photo: Alessandra Blasi/UNDP.
We work with and for people affected by crisis around the globe.
In Syria, we are helping people cope with the current crisis. We were among the first to support people in the Philippines starting recovery work after Typhoon Haiyan. We also support our partners in the Central African Republic, in South Sudan and in other crisis countries worldwide.
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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. Tonnes of garbage have now piled up in the streets.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has caused close to 1 million people to flee to neighbouring Lebanon. In a country with a population of little over 4 million, this influx is threatening the 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 of classroom and on-the-job vocational training in high-demand professions.
On 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, struck the Philippines. An estimated 11.8 million people have been affected, and 995,000 people remain displaced.