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

Albanians stranded by landmines to restart lives

16 Feb 2011

"I lost my leg during the Kosovo conflict," said mine survivor Izet Ademaj."After nine months I was given my first prosthesis, now I am able to walk freely and I'm really very happy." (Photo: UNDP) Tirana - Thousands of villagers in one of the poorest regions of Albania more

UNDP supports female leaders in Afghan police force

31 May 2011

Kabul – Twenty-one police officers wearing headscarves, or hijab, sit in a classroom at the Kabul Police Academy typing into computers, creating organizational diagrams and entering data. They are part of a cadre of trainees working on the last part of a three-month leadership course run by Afghanismore

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Security returning to DR Congo

11 Apr 2011

Security is gradually returning to parts of the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo. “Security is coming back little by little. It is not perfect yet, but I must say that our freedom of movement is much better,” said Alphonsine Omoy, a resident of the town of Bunia in northeast DRC. A joimore

UNDP helps Pakistan's flood affected plant seeds for new livelihoods

04 Jan 2011

Imam Bibi, 60, with her husband are starting to re-cultivate their flooded land.(Photo: UNDP)Islamabad - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is distributing packages of seeds and fertilizer to about 10,000 Pakistani farmers whose lands and equipment were destroyed by floods that swept more

UN issues Flash Appeal for flood-affected Sri Lanka

19 Jan 2011

New York - The United Nations and its partners are to appeal tomorrow for US$51 million to meet the urgent needs of more than one million in Sri Lanka affected by widespread flooding. Torrential rain across the country’s eastern and central areas in the last week has caused more than 360,000 peoplemore

Pro-poor initiative to boost job creation in Africa

06 May 2011

Cape Town, South Africa – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new initiative to boost job creation through pro-poor business development that engages low-income people in Africa as customers, employees, producers or entrepreneurs. The African Facility for Inclusive Markemore