Crisis prevention & recovery
Papua New Guinea (PNG) faces high levels of crisis risks, which undermine hard won development gains and hamper equitable human development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The combination of man-made crises - such as inequalities, social fragmentation, chronic tribal and ethnic fighting, high levels of gender-based and armed violence, widespread and growing availability of small arms - as well as natural disasters leaves the population highly vulnerable, in particular women, children and young people. Conversely, where development is inequitable, unsustainable, and non-inclusive, the level of crisis risks is exacerbated.
Through an integrated crisis risk management (CRM) approach addressing the risks to a variety of hazards before, during and after a crisis, UNDP – in close collaboration with the UN sister agencies - works towards the overall outcome of government and civil society at national and provincial level contributing to the reduced vulnerability of women, girls, men and boys to crisis risks.more