UNDP Around the world

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.

 

Our stories

  • Haïti: raising after the storm
    Oct 9, 2016

    Haiti was hit by a category 4 hurricane on 4 October 2016. UNDP was on the ground to help improve the lives of at least one million people in the aftermath of the disaster.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers
    Sep 16, 2016

    There are now more people on the move - 244 million - than at any time since the end of World War II. Communities hosting refugees and the internally displaced are most often in developing countries with few economic opportunities themselves and limited access to health and education.

  • Building resilience and better lives at home
    Sep 16, 2016

    More than 65 million people are now forcibly displaced by violence and conflict around the world, to prevent an even larger crisis, we need enduring answers to address the root causes of displacement and to support communities hosting large numbers of displaced persons.

  • Back on the land for Nepalese farmers
    Apr 24, 2016

    UNDP’s Rapid Enterprise and Livelihoods Recovery Project supports microentrepreneurs to restore their livelihoods after the earthquake.

Projects and Initiatives

  • Averting famine

    Four countries—Yemen, South Sudan, and northern Nigeria—are facing conflict and drought and now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II.

  • Responding to the crisis in Yemen

    Already one of the poorest countries in the Arab region, Yemen’s situation worsened considerably amid escalating armed conflict in 2015. We are helping people get back to work so they can become self-sufficient again, helping restore basic services such as health care, and contributing to peace-building.

  • Response to the crisis in South Sudan

    UNDP 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.