UNDP is scaling-up our support to countries through “UNDP’s Climate Promise: Ambition, Acceleration and Mobilization.” UNDP will provide support to 100 countries to accelerate the enhancement of national climate pledges by 2020, building on our climate action portfolio in over 140 countries. And we are developing new ways of mobilizing all people to inform climate action.
We have been supporting countries since the very early stages of this crisis, having donated more than two million surgical masks and providing life supporting medical equipment such as x-ray machines, infrared thermometers, infusion pumps, protective suits, gloves and hand sanitizer.
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP in Asia and the Pacific delivers country and regional programmes in 36 countries through 25 UNDP Country Offices and the Bangkok Regional Hub to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific has added to the multitude of risks that the region faces intersecting with natural hazards, conflicts and fragility. More than any previous disaster, the novel coronavirus has exposed underlying risks and vulnerabilities and challenged the traditional notion of risk. The impact on population groups with pre-existing vulnerabilities has been particularly severe especially where the health crisis has turned into a humanitarian and economic crisis.
Moreover, national and local crises are currently exacerbated by the simultaneous sufferings of over 200 countries due to COVID-19. As the waves of the pandemic rise and fall, lessons from past disasters and epidemics can offer valuable insights for COVID-19 socio-economic recovery. The study highlights learnings from past disasters and features 10 lessons and good practices from Asia-Pacific.
An earthquake shattered millions of lives in Nepal, UNDP is working to help people recover and rebuild stronger.
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