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

  • Giving a voice to female victims in GuatemalaOct 27, 2014Giving a voice to female victims in GuatemalaA transitional justice project provides support and reparation for female victims of the domestic armed conflict in Guatemala.

  • Getting back on track in IraqMar 23, 2016Getting back on track in IraqA small cake factory provides skills training and an economic lifeline for displaced Yazidi women

  • In Jordan, entrepreneurship skills help weather the economic stormJan 22, 2014In Jordan, entrepreneurship skills help weather the economic stormAs refugees from Syria crowd into Jordan and the local economy suffers, UNDP ensures that host community members are still able to earn a living.

  • Afghan police force recruits women to fight crime and stigmaMay 13, 2013Afghan police force recruits women to fight crime and stigmaA programme in Afghanistan is recruiting and training women to join the national police force and increase their security and community participation.

Projects and Initiatives

  • Responding to the crisis in SyriaResponding to the crisis in SyriaFive 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 PhilippinesSince 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

  • Rebuilding HaitiRebuilding HaitiSince the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, enormous efforts have been made to help the government achieve its objectives and to improve Haitians’ living conditions.