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

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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.

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

  • 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

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

Girls primary school

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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