• Feb 8, 2012

    A quarter of the world’s population lives in countries where state capacities are limited and societies experience high levels of fragility due to the repercussions of war or disaster. In these contexts, states cannot provide security and basic services to their citizens or effectively manage the process of recovery.

  • Apr 1, 2012

    After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, throughout 2011 countries in the Horn of Africa faced the worst drought in 60 years– leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years and the world’s first famine of this century.

  • Feb 1, 2012

    More than 1.5 billion people around the world live in countries affected by violence and insecurity. Conflict and violence are major symptoms of a breakdown in the rule of law, and more broadly in state-society relations. Where the rule of law breaks down, tyranny, poverty and instability prevail, violence begets violence, and abusers commit crimes with impunity.

  • Jul 3, 2012

    Disasters, violent conflict, and economic and climate-related turbulence continue to claim lives, destroy economies and livelihoods, and undermine development progress for millions of people. Crisis prevention, recovery and reducing the vulnerability of countries to catastrophe are cornerstones of UNDP’s work. As part of UNDP, the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) was established to support innovative approaches to crisis prevention, early warning and conflict resolution, as well as to help bridge the gap between emergency relief and long-term development.

  • Aug 16, 2012

    The United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) work in crisis prevention and recovery helps countries to prevent armed conflict and natural disasters, as well as rebuild and recover when disaster and conflict do occur.

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