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UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

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East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
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West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
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Arab States
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Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Eastern Ukraine is an area of protracted armed conflict, which refers to conflicts that are marked by longevity, complexity and a high impact on local populations. Kramatorsk, located in the Donbas region, was one of the first cities over which the Ukrainian government lost control during the conflict’s onset in 2014.

02 November 2017
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

L’est de l’Ukraine est le théâtre d’un conflit armé durable, qui se définit comme étant un conflit caractérisé par sa longévité, sa complexité et une incidence élevée sur les populations locales Kramatorsk, située dans la région du Donbass, a été l’une des premières villes à échapper au contrôle du gouvernement au début du conflit, en 2014.

02 November 2017
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 13: Climate change

Las autoridades calculan que al menos 228 casas fueron destruidas o barridas en esta región, cerca de 600 resultaron dañadas o sin techo, y se perdieron 657.000 millones de dongs (28,9 millones de dólares) en cosechas, ganado e infraestructura.


01 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 13: Climate change

Authorities estimate that at least 228 houses collapsed or were swept away in this region, nearly 600 were damaged or unroofed and 657 billion Vietnam Dong or 28.9 million US dollars’ worth of crops, livestock and infrastructure were lost.


Within a day of the flash floods, Viet Nam Red Cross Society volunteers arrived in the affected provinces to assist families with supplies, financial and emotional support, and other help from the Viet Nam Red Cross Society headquarters.

01 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 13: Climate change

Selon les autorités, au moins 228 habitations se sont effondrées ou ont été balayées dans la région, près de 600 ont été endommagées ou privées de toiture ; et 657 milliards de dongs vietnamiens ou 24,4 millions d’euros de cultures, bétail et infrastructures ont été perdus.


01 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Les communautés locales ont été mobilisées avec l’appui d’Action for Sustainable Change Kenya (AFSCO Kenya) afin de mener des actions peu coûteuses et réalisables visant à développer la résilience aux catastrophes, dans le cadre du programme Frontline financé par l’USAID/OFDA. Des coalitions locales composées de groupes de femmes et de jeunes ainsi que d’organisations communautaires ont été mises en place pour construire un mouvement pour le changement au niveau du sous-comté.

30 October 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Local communities were mobilised with the support of Action for Sustainable Change Kenya (AFOSC Kenya) to conduct low-cost, feasible actions to build resilience to disasters, as part of the USAID/OFDA funded programme Frontline. Local coalitions composed of women and youth groups and community-based organisations were established to build a movement for change at the sub-county level.

30 October 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Como parte del programa Frontline, financiado por USAID/OFDA, las comunidades locales se movilizaron con el apoyo de Acción para el Cambio Sostenible en Kenia (AFOSC Kenya) y así llevar a cabo medidas viables y de bajo costo con el fin de aumentar la capacidad de recuperación ante desastres. Se establecieron coaliciones locales compuestas por grupos de mujeres y de jóvenes, así como de organizaciones basadas en las comunidades para construir un movimiento para el cambio a nivel de sub-condado.

30 October 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 13: Climate change

Mercredi, ils ont rejoint des douzaines d'autres bénévoles qui ont piloté des bateaux de pêche sportive, jet-skis et canots pneumatiques en aluminium à travers les eaux de couleur caramel de West Houston afin de transporter des centaines de résidents en sécurité: une flottille impromptue qui a joué un rôle d'appui important après la pire tempête qui ait frappé le Texas en plus de 50 ans.


27 October 2017
Success stories
SDG 13: Climate change

On Wednesday, they joined dozens of other volunteers who piloted bass boats, jet skis and aluminum dinghies through the caramel-colored floodwaters of west Houston to ferry hundreds of residents to safety, part of an impromptu flotilla that has played a prominent role in the recovery from the worst storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years.


“I usually just use this boat for drinking beer,” said Sparkman as he steered his flat-bottomed boat around submerged pickup trucks. “But we come together when we need to - that’s what Texans do.”

27 October 2017
Success stories