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 on the Ebola Recovery Assessment at the High Level Ebola Conference

03 Mar 2015

Today is an important day for international co-operation with the countries affected by Ebola. Now is the time to lay the foundations for sustained economic and social recovery from the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The Governments of the three countries have made that very cleamore

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Building back better requires better national capabilities, stronger community involvement

03 Mar 2015

Building back better requires better national capabilities, stronger community involvement Brussels, Belgium -  As the international community works to get to zero Ebola cases in West Africa, the international community must work with Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to address the underlying more

Helen Clark: Statement at Brussels Media Conference on Ebola

03 Mar 2015

With strong national leadership, community empowerment, and support of many partners, the tide is turning on Ebola. The road to zero is bumpy, but together we can get there. We must sustain the drive to zero new cases. But beyond Ebola, the three countries need support to recover. There are urgentmore

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A Cuban model for a resilient Caribbean

25 Feb 2015

Risk Reduction Management Centers, a successful initiative in hurricane-prone Cuba, are being scaled up across partnering Caribbean states. With a population of 36 million, the Caribbean region is home to a diverse array of languages and cultures, to islands large and small, to major coastal citiesmore