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

Helen Clark at the 11th Meeting of State Parties (MSP) to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Opening Ceremony in Phnom Penh

27 Nov 2011

It is my pleasure to participate in this opening ceremony for the Eleventh Meeting of the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. My thanks go to the Government of Cambodia for hosting this meeting. In 1997, the UN Secretary-General hailed this Mine Ban Convention as “a landmark stmore

Better prediction, coordination are key to building resilience, UNDP chief says

23 Sep 2011

Washington —Better prediction of disasters and better coordination are critical to fostering resilience in vulnerable, disaster-stricken countries, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said today. “We’ve got to start building resilience into everything we do,” she toldmore

Peacebuilding Partnerships

24 Feb 2012

Distinguished chair and distinguished delegates, Thank you for inviting me here today to speak on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the importance of partnerships for peacebuilding. You are right to focus on this topic for if peace is to be built, many will need to work tomore

Jordan Ryan: Speech at the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center, Qatar

12 Feb 2012

Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank the Attorney-General of Qatar, H. E. Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri, not only for his kindness in arranging what I hope will prove to be a most timely visit to Qatar, but especially for this wonderful opportunity and privilmore

Rebeca Grynspan: Gender Equality in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Women

27 Sep 2011

[AS DELIVERED] Keynote Address by Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator Gender Equality in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Women” On the occasion of the First Asian Women Network Forum Seoul, 27th October, 2011 Good morning. It is a greatmore

UNDP Chief: Building resilience for sustainable development

10 May 2011

Remarks by Helen Clark Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Side Event at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries Building Resilience for Sustainable Development: International Co-operation and National Strategies Istanbul It is a pleasure to joimore