Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Building resilience to conflicts and disasters is at the very heart of UNDP's work. Globally UNDP helps countries prevent armed conflict, alleviate the risk and effects of disasters from natural hazards and build back better and stronger when crises happen. UNDP ensures that while the humanitarian response focuses on the immediate lifesaving needs of a population, those responsible also work towards longer-term development objectives.
On the Ground
UNDP has responded to crises in Eritrea by a setting up the Recovery Programme Management Unit and beginning implementation of the Post War Eritrean Recovery Programme. The UNDP Recovery Unit has also been closely involved in crisis prevention planning, and has participated and provided input in the development of critical poverty reduction and food security strategies.more
Projects and Initiatives
At the beginning of 2005 close to 60,000 IDPs and about 10,000 expellees from rural Ethiopia were living under harsh conditions in different dilapidated camps awaiting resettlement and reintegration. To this end, a joint programme was signed between UNDP, UNICEF, WFP and the Government of the State of Eritrea.more