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

Thailand: Helping build more resilient communities

BANGKOK – A new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) documentary released today demonstrates how a unique approach to community security and social cohesion led to more resilient communities in Northern Thailand. The film documents the work of a UNDP project in Mae Hong Son, Thailand’s pooremore

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Temporary employment boosts early recovery from Fiji floods

Suva, Fiji - Market vendors whose livelihoods have been washed away by the floods in Fiji earlier this month will be employed in a special “cash-for-work” scheme starting this week. The temporary employment programme will initially support 260 flood affected in Fiji—70 percent of them women—hiring more

UN hosts the world premiere of ‘One Day on Earth’

On 22 April 2012 – Earth Day - the feature length documentary film produced by One Day on Earth will be screened on the same day in over 170 countries worldwide, in collaboration with over 80 UNDP Country Offices. On the same day the New York world premiere will take place in the UN General Assembmore

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Landmine clearing efforts help boost Angola’s recovery

Luanda, Angola – Angolans can now build infrastructure and farm crops more safely, as more than 870 million square metres of land have been cleared of mines since 2008. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has contributed to local efforts by training more than 1,000 demining specialists more

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Jordan first Arab country free of landmines

Today, Jordan marked a historical milestone. It is the first country in the Middle East to meet the deadline set by the Ottawa Mine-Ban Treaty and declare itself free of landmines. The Northern Border Clearance Project, which celebrated its completion today, succeeded in clearing an estimated 136,0more

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Northern Uganda: Peace and incomes help to boost recovery

In the six years since the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group was driven out of the country, the improved security in northern Uganda is enabling tens of thousands of conflict-affected people to rebuild their lives by earning incomes from small businesses, and gaining access to land for agricumore