Disasters and violent conflicts are major obstacles to countries and communities achieving development goals. They erode progress already made and leave communities less resistant to future risks and shocks. In a crisis context, UNDP’s objective is to support immediate relief efforts while helping communities build resilience, the ability to cope with and quickly bounce back from unexpected and disruptive events.
To help communities reduce and manage risks, humanitarian and development actors need to incorporate resilience-building and recovery into crisis response. UNDP makes a critical contribution to these efforts, by being present on the ground immediately after the onset of a crisis and linking humanitarian response to long term recovery. MORE >
Speed, effectiveness and predictability
UNDP’s crisis response rests on a well-coordinated approach that allows the entire organization to work together coherently. The organization develops, maintains and regularly updates a set of response tools and coordination mechanisms to respond quickly, predictably and effectively to crisis in a broad range of contexts.more