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The vast majority of Colombia’s poor live in rural areas. Forty-five percent of the population live under the national poverty line, surviving on less than $1.25 per day.
Colombia is at a crossroads. Over five decades of conflict have left around 220,000 dead. Millions of people have been displaced. But a peace deal between the Government and FARC guerillas aims to open a new chapter in the nation’s history. Fifty years of armed conflict appear to be ending.
Poaching, bush fires and illegal logging have long threatened large parts of Guinea’s forests, but an unlikely group of men and women have stepped up to protect the country’s rich natural resources.
One of the largest UN inter-agency projects of its kind, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre is helping get life-saving information to those who need it most.
In support of Habitat III, we’re highlighting how communities can come together after natural disasters to build back better.
To mark World Habitat Day, we’re highlighting how UNOPS helps support human settlements, and build better lives for people and communities.
Over the years, the people of Japan have supported stability in fragile states around the world.
Over 22,000 young minds from some of Peru’s poorest neighbourhoods are soaking up knowledge within modern facilities that are warm in winter, cool in summer and most importantly, safe.
Kattankudy in the Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka faced overwhelming amounts of garbage and no place to dispose of it. With EU funding, UNOPS is implementing a sustainable waste management programme benefitting 80,000 residents.
Behind the scenes: personal stories from temporary settlements in Jordan and Iraq