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

UNDP supports Iraqis in electing their future government

04 Mar 2010

Baghdad -- On March 7, Iraqis will vote for 325 members of the Council of Representatives, the nation’s parliament, from 18 governorate constituencies, the third election conducted since 2003.(Photo credit: Aswat al-Iraq news agency, Location: Erbil) In preparation for the elections, UNDP is pmore

Young people celebrate and document hope in post-earthquake Haiti

22 Sep 2010

Port-au-Prince— In commemoration of the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Haiti’s Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action and the United Nations Population Fund celebrated the crucial role Haitian children and young people have played in thmore

Brazil and Mozambique team up on small arms reduction

12 May 2010

A common challenge, a common language and a common solution: South-South cooperation for improved firearms control in MozambiqueWhen Mozambique’s civil war ended in 1992, the government vowed to rid the country of small firearms. Although successful campaigns secured more than 260,500 guns fmore

Haitians on the pitch for recovery

13 Dec 2010

A resident of Bel Air, one of the most violent, poor and garbage-filled zones of Port-au-Prince, Josiane Vesna along with nearly 1000 other Haitians was hired to rebuild six neighbourhoods, including her own, following the earthquake that devastated the country 11 months ago.“After the earmore

Women, peace and security in Africa

22 Dec 2010

Eleven African governments have pledged to ensure an effective regional mechanism to address sexual violence against women and children in a regional event sponsored by UNDP.The Presidents of Burundi, DRC, the Republic of Congo, Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia, as well as Ministers of Great Lakes coumore

Ghana peace architecture to get boost from lawmakers

21 Dec 2010

Local chiefs convene in Accra to discuss Ghana's Peace Architecture (Photo: UNDP)Accra - Lawmakers in Ghana are this month due to consider backing an independent peace-building body that has helped to solve disputes between some of the country’s many distinct ethnic and tribal groups and tmore