Immediate Crisis Response - Overview


After severe flooding, a family sits waist-deep in flood water, in front of their home. Photo: UNDP Cambodia

 

UNDP works to help ensure that the humanitarian response to the emergency also contributes to longer-term development objectives and more resilient communities, laying the best possible ground work for development work beyond the immediate emergency; and helping people move from humanitarian dependency to self-sufficiency as soon as possible.UNDP works to help ensure that the humanitarian response to the emergency also contributes to longer-term development objectives and more resilient communities, laying the best possible ground work for development work beyond the immediate emergency; and helping people move from humanitarian dependency to self-sufficiency as soon as possible.

UNDP ensures public services are functioning as early as possible; affected people are given emergency employment, an income, and trained in construction techniques and other skills to start the process of rebuilding infrastructure and removing rubble; and small businesses are given start up grants, financing and other help to keep communities viable and functioning.

UNDP advisors also work with and train local public servants to make sure that the buildings, infrastructure and communities being reconstructed meet a minimal code of disaster resistance, and that where possible, the underlying triggers of a conflict or disaster are addressed.

UNDP’s immediate crisis response package:

Projects and Initiatives

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U.S. Pledges $10 Million to UNDP’s Response to Syria Crisis

28 Oct 2014

Berlin, Germany– The United States has pledged $10 million to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project supporting communities hosting Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard announced the pledge more

Gina Casar: Statement at the Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region

28 Oct 2014

Gina Casar, UN Under Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator Statement at the Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region Berlin, Germany Excellencies, I wish to congratulate Germany on the foresight and commitment shown in convening this timemore

Gina Casar: Statement to the International Support Group for Lebanon

28 Oct 2014

Berlin, Germany Excellencies, Colleagues from United Nations Agencies, Lebanon has paid a heavy price for this crisis, and continues to do so. With the massive refugee influx, the country is under strain, threatening hard-won achievements in overall progress, including against the Millennium Develmore

Helen Clark: Keynote Address at the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize Dinner: New Partners for a New Development Agenda

27 Oct 2014

Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York Let me begin by thanking the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for inviting me. It is an honour to be with you tonight to celebrate the impressive work of Fountain House and its international partner Clubhouse International in the critical area of mental health. Together, more

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Giving a voice to female victims in Guatemala

“We couldn’t stand the hunger, we were homeless, everything had been destroyed. We were desperate and so my mother decided to give herself up to the squadron ... But instead of welcoming us, they hurt us," recalls Elena de Paz, a survivor of the domestic armed conflict in Guatemala, who was rapmore