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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Urgent action needed on Ebola to prevent reversal of years of development gains

25 Sep 2014

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Helen Clark: Keynote Speech at the High-Level Side Event on “Reducing Risks from Water Related Disasters: A Must for the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

25 Sep 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Keynote Speech 
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Helen Clark: Statement at the Informal Ministerial Consultation on the Humanitarian and Development Situation in Syria and Neighboring Countries

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Qatar donates $88.5 Million for Darfur

21 Sep 2014

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