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 to build disaster-proof houses in Pakistan

29 Sep 2010

Pakistan: UNDP to build disaster-proof houses for flood-affected communitiesThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to build thousands of disaster-resistant houses for those uprooted around a coastal area severely affected by the floods which have devastated Pakistan during the last two mmore

UNDP Match Against Poverty raises over US$500,000 for Haiti, Pakistan

03 Feb 2011

More than 30 international football playerscompeted in the 8th Match Against Poverty,in Piraeus, Greece.(Photo: UNDP) Athens/Geneva – December’s Match Against Poverty raised US$540,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in Haiti and Pakistan, and for disadvantaged communities in Greece, more

UN Development Chief calls for increase support to Yemen

25 Jan 2011

Sana’a — Wrapping up her visit to Yemen today, the Chair of the United Nations Development Group and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark welcomed the increased international interest being shown in supporting Yemen to tackle the challenges it faces, and expressed her hope that it will be trmore

Statement on behalf of United Nations agencies and other actors involved in humanitarian action at the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty

12 Jul 2012

Mr. President, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for this opportunity to deliver a statement before the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty.  I am delivering this statement on behalf of 10 United Nations agencies and other actors involved in humanitarian amore

Helen Clark: International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

19 Apr 2012

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Welcome Statement International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding April 19, 2012   New York   Excellences, ladies and gentlemen,   It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to New York and to UNDP for this important meeting of the g7+ quintemore

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Building a sustainable democracy in Libya

A year ago, Khadija Baba would not have considered engaging in any independent civil society or political activities in her home town of Tripoli. Not only was such activity forbidden under the former regime in Libya, but it would have likely landed the university student in prison. Now, with supportmore