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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  • A safe home and a sense of normalcy for displaced families in UkraineJun 19, 2015A safe home and a sense of normalcy for displaced families in UkraineUNDP works with the Government, donors and civil society partners to provide comprehensive support and early recovery programmes for those displaced by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

  • Rebuilding war-torn communities in BurundiJun 20, 2014Rebuilding war-torn communities in BurundiA UNDP-supported post-conflict reconstruction programme is working to peacefully reintegrate ex-combatants into Burundi's war-torn society

  • Afghanistan: Women gain access to clean waterMay 29, 2014Afghanistan: Women gain access to clean waterUNDP is helping women participate in decisions affecting their communities and many are reaping the benefits with cleaner water.

  • 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.

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