Thousands of people have been affected by a devastating mudslide and torrential rains in the country's capital Freetown.
Several areas are facing extreme flooding and mudslides. So far, over 400 bodies have been recovered, with the death-toll expected to rise in coming days.
UNOPS infrastructure projects don’t just improve access to services, markets and clean water – they also help to build the systems that countries need to improve people’s health and livelihoods in the long term.
UNOPS Myanmar is building, restoring and rehabilitating public infrastructure across the country, helping ensure that services reach those most in need.
Repairing roads in Chin State
Ethiopia is one of the countries hardest hit by the strongest El Niño event in history. The natural hazards that followed have left more than 5 million people in need of life-saving emergency assistance.
31 May 2017 – Juba, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) South Sudan Operations Centre (SSOC) are working on a study to determine the potential of a river barge transport system in South Sudan, which could open up new and more cost-efficient avenues for emergency humanitarian aid.
During April 2017 (“reporting period”), the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,563 calls, pushing the total number of calls handled passed 74,000. In April, callers identified cash and food as priority needs, with each accounting for 25% of total calls. Requests for information on Government services made up 14% of calls, with calls related to health accounting for 8% of calls.
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Title: Project Manager (Engineer) …….. 2 positions
Project: KHOH, infrastructure and vertical construction projects
Duty station: Multiple duty stations (Cambodia, Philippine, Lao and Vietnam) within the Cambodia Operational Hub
Section/Unit: AR, Cambodia
Contract/Level: International Individual Contractor Agreement, IICA 2
Duration: 12 months initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability
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Recently, the UNOPS, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women developed the joint programme in Bangladesh which aims to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender responsive disaster management and risk informed environment.