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

Brazil gives $300,000 to support elections in Haiti

13 Feb 2011

  Port-au-Prince - The Government of Brazil  contributed an additional  US$300,000 to UNDP to support the second round of legislative and presidential elections which will take place on March 20th throughout Haiti.   H. E. Antonio Patriota,  Brazilian Minister for&nmore

Helen Clark: on the Rule of Law and Global Challenges

11 Apr 2011

Remarks by Helen Clark Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on the occasion of the General Assembly Interactive Thematic Debate on the Rule of Law and Global Challenges Panel on the Rule of Law and Development UN General Assembly, New York Let me begin by acknowledging tmore

Grynspan: Photo Exhibition "25 years after Chernobyl"

25 Apr 2011

Statement by Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator Opening of the Photo Exhibition “25 years after Chernobyl: Cooperation for Sustainable Development” Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour to address you today as we mark 25 years since the world’smore

Private sector crucial in Haiti's reconstruction

28 Apr 2011

Rio de Janeiro – The private sector has a crucial role to play in Haiti’s recovery from the devastating 2010 earthquake, said Rebeca Grynspan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator, speaking today at the 2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America. “Micro, small and medmore

Angola: Improved water governance boosts access to clean water

20 Jul 2012

Luanda, Angola - Over the last three years, some 400,000 Angolans living in the capital, Luanda, and in the western province of Moxico have improved access to clean water and sanitation facilities through a combined boost to infrastructure building and water sector management capacity. This is part more

Rwanda: Women helping lead country’s transformation

12 Jul 2012

The people of Rwanda have been working tirelessly to put their country’s tumultuous past behind them, paving the way towards a more promising future where peace and stability are helping transform the country into one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. Yet in this East African country – borderemore