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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Responding to the crisis in Gaza

By the end of August, more than 475,000 people had been displaced from their homes, unable to return to their destroyed neighbourhoods. The situation in Gaza is unusual as restrictions imposed on the territory’s borders have made it difficult for residents to flee to neighbouring countries. Most of more

Reconciliation as a mechanism for conflict prevention and peacebuilding

05 Sep 2014

Johannesburg, South Africa – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has concluded a three-day expert consultation on “Reconciliation as a mechanism for conflict prevention and peacebuilding”, with discussions focusing on understanding history, timing, collective memories, changing contexts more

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Helen Clark: Report to the Second Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

04 Sep 2014

Mr. President, Members of the Executive Board, Colleagues and friends, I am pleased to welcome you to this second regular session of the UNDP Executive Board.    We meet in turbulent times – it is hard to remember a time when more crises were simultaneously preoccupying the United Nationmore