Crisis Prevention & Recovery

Our work in crisis prevention and recovery focuses on increasing the resilience of communities to natural and man-made disasters, mitigating their impact, and preventing conflict through rehabilitation and early recovery. We have implemented and monitored emergency situations and programmes on drought, flood and earthquake relief assistance, facilitated early recovery coordination, provided relief and rehabilitation for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the communities in crisis affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Our Goals

Our goals include enhancing conflict prevention and disaster risk management capabilities; ensuring improved governance functions post crisis & restoring the foundation for local development. more

Crisis Prevention & Recovery

Our work in crisis prevention and recovery focuses on increasing the resilience of communities to natural and manmade disasters, mitigating their impact, and preventing conflict through rehabilitation and early recovery. more

Our Stories of Change

Women acquire technical skills about garment manufacturing. After completing the training they will be offered employment in local industries.

UNDP forging new partnerships in Karachi to boost youth employment

Thanks to an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Youth Employment project, funded by USAID, more than 13,000 young women and men in three deprived townships of Karachi can now access specialized training for employment in the garment industry.more 

UNDP constructed a gravity-fed scheme with a network of pipelines and water tanks to bring clean water from the spring to residents in the Landikotal district of FATA. Photo: UNDP in Pakistan/Rahat Shinwari

Clean water quenches thirst in FATA

By Rahat Shinwari, Behaviour Change and Communication Officer The Khyber Agency, in the north of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), has suffered from numerous problemsmore 

Ms. Zainab block prints fabric in Tehsil Jamrud, Khyber Agency. Women in Khyber Agency attended skills training programmes designed to provide them with more financial independence. Photo: UNDP Pakistan/Naheed Afridi

UNDP supported skills training programme gives women of FATA options and alternatives

  By Naheed Afridi, Social Organiser   For the past year I have been a women’s social organiser with the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA)more 

With support from the European Union, more than 80 percent girls in the village in Balochistan have been enrolled after rehabilitation of the school. Photo: UNDP Pakistan

Women's Organisation brings education to girls in Balochistan

“I want to become a teacher after completing my education,” says 9-year old Kulsoom, a student of fifth grade in the Government Girls Primary School, inmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • FATA Recovery Programme

    The project will increase the resilience of communities with a view towards improving the living conditions of both the displaced people and the host communities in the areas of Bannu, FR Bannu, DI Khan and Lakki Marwat during the displacement period; more 

  • Fostering Resilient Communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    The project aims to promote peace building and social cohesion in crisis affected areas through the rehabilitation of community basic infrastructure and to improve access of affected communities to basic services and facilities by restoring and rehabilitating community physical infrastructure.more 

  • Disaster Risk Management Support

    Due to the crucial need for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in Pakistan, the project was initiated to support the government and other stakeholders in drafting a five year programme under the UN One Programme-II (OP-II). The project aims to formulate a disaster risk management programme and provide operational and technical support to the national, provincial and district disaster management authorities.more 

  • Youth Empowerment Programme

    More than 31% of Pakistanis are aged between 15 and 29 years. This ‘youth bulge’ provides unique opportunities for the country’s social and economic uplift whereby the latent potential of young people can be harnessed by providing openings for growth and personal development. Unfortunately, lack of youth focussed development in Pakistan has made young people vulnerable to violence and conflict, a situation exacerbated by the volatile security situation in the country.more 

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