Immediate Crisis Response


Carrying whatever possessions they can, women arrive in a steady trickle at a camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP) established next to a base of the African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) near Jowhar. Heavy rains in Somalia, coupled with recent clashes between clans, has resulted in over 4,000 IDPs seeking shelter at the camp. Credit: Tobin Jones, UN Photo, November 2013

What is immediate crisis response?

When a conflict or disaster strikes, UNDP works with the UN system as part of the immediate response to the crisis, delivering immediate, effective and coordinated recovery assistance to affected governments and populations. More on UNDP's approach to immediate crisis response here.

 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Responding to crisis in SyriaResponding to crisis in SyriaMar 30, 2015Five years into the conflict in Syria, 75 % of the population is living in poverty, while millions of Syrians continue seek refuge in neighboring countries.

  • Responding to typhoons in the PhilippinesResponding to typhoons in the PhilippinesFeb 25, 2015Since the India Ocean Tsunami of 2004 to Typhoon Haiyan in December 2013, UNDP has promoted many types of disaster risk management policies and practices in the Philippines and across the Asia-Pacific region

  • Response to the crisis in South SudanResponse to the crisis in South SudanFeb 13, 2015UNDP in South Sudan continues to operate in spite of the current crisis, supporting national, state and local governments to deliver development services, as well as community security and stabilization for at-risk communities.