Crisis prevention & recovery


The lingering impact of Timor-Leste’s history of conflict and upheaval, as well as the habitual and increasing volatility of climatic events leaves the country vulnerable to crises that can upend both stability and progress.

UNDP’s endeavors support national and regional efforts to prevent and reduce the impact of natural disasters, avert violence, assist in recovery from sudden crisis and bridge the gap between humanitarian response and development work. more

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Firemen put out a blaze during a training exercise. Photo Sandra Magno/UNDP TLmore

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Community seals deal to halt conflict

Metinaro – Long running violence in a rural village just outside Timor-Leste’s capital ended recently here with a dance, a prayer, a speech, and the sacrificemore 

Traditional ceremony helps establish peace in troubled villages

Quelicai – Manuel de Carvalho stands amongst a crowd of onlookers looking up at a helicopter coming in to land at the foot of Mount Matebian.more 

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