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

Myanmar: More than 170,000 people affected by cyclone Giri

27 Oct 2010

Lessons were learned from Cyclone Nargisin 2008.(Photo: UNDP)Myanmar - Efforts to assess the full scale and extent of humanitarian need in Myanmar continue after a category-four cyclonic storm last week hit the country’s western coast, affecting more than 170,000 people.An estimated 177,000 pemore

Rebuilding war-torn communities in Burundi

15 Oct 2010

The village of Gitukura, in the northern Burundi province of Cibitoke, has experienced firsthand the devastating consequences of two decades of ethnic conflict and civil war. Located on the Rwandan border, its inhabitants, mostly women and children, live in almost complete isolation and depmore

UNDP to help flood-affected Pakistanis reclaim lost ID papers

14 Oct 2010

The records of the agriculture department of Nowhsera in Pakistan have been badly damaged by the floods.(Photo: UNDP Pakistan) Islamabad - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to set up a network of one-stop-shops in Pakistan to help hundreds of thousands of people estimated to havmore

Bahrain gives $1 million to UNDP for Haiti Cash for Work Programme

30 Mar 2010

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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