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Crisis Response

On-going crises

In the moments immediately following a crisis, triggered by disaster or conflict, national and local actors and their partners face a surge in needs. They are confronted with overwhelming and often life-threatening obstacles, and can be directly and personally affected or incapacitated by the crisis.

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For UNDP, recovery efforts begin in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and continue until full recovery is achieved. Photo: UNDP Ecuador
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In the last 10 years, UNDP provided technical and financial assistance for recovery planning after major disasters in 112 countries. Photo: UNDP Haiti
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In 2016 alone, SURGE staff supported UNDP’s response to the Ecuador earthquake, Cyclone Winston in Fiji, Hurricane Matthew in Cuba and Haiti, conflicts in the Central African Republic, Burundi, Syria, Nigeria and Yemen and more.

In these particularly difficult contexts, UNDP triggers its crisis response mechanisms to ensure the organization can continue to be a reliable partner on the ground and to immediately deliver support on recovery, working closely with humanitarian actors. Our ability to act quickly also allows us to establish an entry-point for our early recovery and long-term resilience-building efforts.

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