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

Helen Clark: Speech at the International Support Group for Lebanon

26 Sep 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group Speech 
at the International Support Group for Lebanon United Nations, New York Lebanon is paying a heavy price for the ongoing Syria crisis.   Hard won development gains and the country’s precious stability are threatened, more

Japan pledges support to help African countries recover from disaster

26 Sep 2014

Tokyo, 29 September 2014 – The government announced today that it will donate US$ 2 million to a United Nations programme to help African nations prepare for disasters. The money will go to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) ‘Preparedness for Resilient Recovery’ project, which is wormore

Helen Clark: Statement at the High-Level Meeting on Ebola

25 Sep 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group Statement 
 at the High-Level Meeting on Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak United Nations, New York We have heard today about the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It is a formidable public health crisis more

Helen Clark: Speech at the Friends of Yemen Meeting

24 Sep 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the United Nations Development Group Speech at Friends of Yemen Meeting United Nations, New York It is particularly timely to be holding this meeting of the Friends of Yemen just days after a UN-brokered Peace and National Partnership Agreement was sigmore