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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