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

Ban appoints Jordan Ryan to head UNDP crisis prevention and recovery

10 Feb 2009

The UNDP Administrator is pleased to announce that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jordan Ryan (USA) as Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR). Mr. Ryan will replace Kathleen Cravero. The Secrmore

Brazil, UNDP agree on project to support public health in Haiti

29 Jul 2010

United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark and Brazil’s Minister of Health José Gomes Temporão signed an agreement yesterday for a joint project to strengthen public health and tracking of infectious diseases in Haiti. The Memorandum of Understanding, signedmore

Australia commits more than $4 million to UNDP to support early recovery

12 Feb 2010

As part of UNDP's cash-for-work programme, workers remove rubble from the streets of Martissant, a suburb of Port-au-Prince close to the epicenter of the earthquake. (Photo by Adam Rogers/UNDP) New York — Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd committed $4.5more

AMERICAN IDOL to Benefit the UN Foundation Fund for Haiti

24 Feb 2010

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – American Idol Kris Allen lent a hand to workers clearing the streets as part of a UNDP recovery programme in Carrefour-Feuilles, one of the areas worst affected by last month’s earthquake. Alongside workers, Allen broke rubble, disposed of debris and chatted with more

UNDP programme results in a mine-free Albania

18 Feb 2010

More than a decade after the 1999 Kosovo conflict left behind a trail of mines and unexploded ordinances along Albania’s northern border, the country has been declared officially mine-free thanks to a joint UNDP and Government demining programme that also provides assistance to mine victims.more

Haitian Mayors head to Rotterdam with Stories of Hope and Frustration

15 Feb 2010

Summit to promote new alliances and city-to-city decentralized cooperation Port-au-Prince - Four metropolitan mayors from the areas affected by the 12 January earthquake in Haiti today announced that they will attend the 7th edition of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP), organmore