UNDP supports synergies between humanitarian and development assistance through livelihood support and resilience building to prevent and mitigate food insecurity and long term humanitarian and aid dependency. Only by investing in sustainable solutions is it possible to preserve areas of opportunity for high impact joint actions on resilience, address the unprecedented displacement of people and mitigate the impact of conflict, climatic shocks and macroeconomic stability.
The effectiveness and mid- to long-term impact of each dollar invested in resilience cannot be overstated. UNDP and partners are actively engaged in supporting South Sudan’s efforts and capacity to manage risk, strengthen recovery and build resilience in Aweil, Bentiu and Yambio. This response covers both short-term shocks such as drought, food insecurity and economic dislocation as well as longer-term systemic crises such as a catastrophic environmental crisis or conflict.
UNDP’s response to the complex root causes of fragility, political crisis and conflict in Liberia, North East Nigeria, and Syria recognizes that resilience based development approaches help to restore a robust social contract between state and society and build the resilience of communities.
These approaches transform local institutions, secure sustainable livelihoods and act as a foundation for durable peace and sustainable development.