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

Landmines Thwart Development Progress, says UNDP Administrator

Phnom Pen - The existence of anti-personnel mines in developing countries can thwart development progress, said the UN’s development chief Helen Clark yesterday in Phnom Penh at opening of the international conference on landmines. “There is a strong link between effective mine action and progress omore

UN Humanitarian, Development and Human Rights Chiefs Call on States Not to Undermine the International Ban on Cluster Bombs

The following statement is issued on behalf of Valerie Amos, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, and Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. In November 2003, a group of United Nations agencies and other organizations involved in humamore

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Figo, Nedved and referee Collina to join football greats in global Match Against Poverty

Proceeds from 9th Annual Match to support Horn of Africa famine relief Geneva/Hamburg — Legendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina along with international football stars Luís Figo and Pavel Nedvěd are among the personalities that confirmed their participation in the 9th Annual Matchmore

Kuwait Funds Quake Relief Efforts in Eastern Turkey

The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 250,000 to UNDP to finance relief operations in Van province, eastern Turkey, a region that was struck by two earthquakes in October and November last year. Ankara — The money, part of a wider international emergency response to the earthquakes, will be more

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UNDP releases new message on famine, with recording by Dartmouth Aires

New York—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today released a new video message aimed at highlighting a deadly ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa, with a song recorded by the renowned Dartmouth College a cappella group, the Aires, and dedicated to UNDP. “We at UNDP are deeply grateful more

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Thousands turn out in 160 countries for world premier of ‘One Day on Earth’

New York—A feature-length documentary film that captures scenes from life in every country in the world —all in one day on 10 October 2010—  was screened in 160 countries on Earth Day, April 22, 2012. Theaters were filled to capacity from Andorra to Zimbabwe, including the famed Mann Chinese Thmore