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GCER launches new websiteMay 26, 2016The Global Cluster for Early Recovery launches a new website to support humanitarian and development practitioners working on the integration of Early Recovery in crisis responses.
UN and businesses team up to prevent and respond to crisesMay 24, 2016A major global network launches today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to facilitate business engagement in crisis situations through pre-positioning supplies, meeting humanitarian needs and providing resources, knowledge and expertise to disaster prevention.
UNDP joins launch of landmark partnership for disaster preparednessMay 24, 2016A major new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters is being launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit as a united response to a continuing rise in humanitarian emergencies.
Tuberculosis control during crisis in IrakMay 24, 2016The combination of sectarian violence, internal displacement and the influx of refugees from Syria poses a severe threat to tuberculosis control efforts in Iraq. Despite the dangers, UNDP has been reaching these people in war-torn areas with much needed treatment.
UNDP and Switzerland sign US$13.9 million agreement to address crisis and its root causesMay 23, 2016UNDP and Switzerland sign today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul a US$ 13.9 million (CHF 13.8 million) agreement to strengthen their partnership to prevent conflict, address systemic fragility and deliver effective crisis response.
World Humanitarian Summit: Growing crises need development answersMay 20, 2016Development is a key part of the solution to the unprecedented humanitarian crises the world currently faces, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ahead of next week’s World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
“Early Recovery in one minute" video launched in the run up to the first world humanitarian summitMay 19, 2016The video launched by the Global Cluster for Early Recovery will support advocacy on stronger coherence between humanitarian and development work.
Climate change is hurting workers and economiesApr 28, 2016Rising temperatures are cutting labour productivity and worsening workers’ health - making heat one of the biggest social and economic impacts of climate change, according to a new paper released today as part of International Workers’ Memorial Day.
Sudan to receive additional $30 million to “End Malaria for Good”Apr 28, 2016Sudan will receive additional support from the Global Fund to expand timely diagnosis and treatment of malaria, and procure more insecticide treated bed nets. The Grant Approval Committee of the Global Fund recently agreed to increase its support by $30 million to Sudan, bringing the 2015-2017 grant to $116 million.