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

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Jordan first Arab country free of landmines

24 Apr 2012

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

20 Apr 2012

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

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Cluster munitions maim and kill Iraqis every day

10 Nov 2010

Iraq - Every year hundreds of Iraqis are killed or maimed by cluster munitions and landmines, due to Iraq’s contamination of millions of explosive remnants of war (ERW). According to Iraqi figures, the contamination claimed 14,000 victims between 1991 and 2007, while in the three Kurdish governoratemore

UNDP results in Afghanistan

23 Nov 2010

Over 50 years of experience working in Afghanistan, through crisis and peace.During these years, UNDP's mission has been one of building, rebuilding and improving both physical and institutional infrastructure.Since the 2001 Bonn Conference, UNDP has provided assistance in support of the internatmore

UNDP responds to Pakistan floods, plans for recovery

30 Aug 2010

Displaced people fleeing Sindh try to salvage their livestock. Photo: Abdul Majeed Goraya (IRIN) The United Nations system is continuing to save lives and lay the foundations for Pakistan's recovery as the floodwaters start to recede, exposing the large smore

UNDP sets foundation for long-term recovery in Gaza

02 Mar 2009

At the International Conference on the Palestinian Economy and Gaza Reconstruction, UN Under Secretary-General and UNDP Administrator, a.i., Ad Melkert called for more funding to rebuild the Gaza Strip."Long-term economic prospects and lasting social progress and stability depend upon the will more