Immediate Crisis Response - Overview
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:
- Emergency employment, start-up grants and loans to recapitalize local businesses
- Community infrastructure rehabilitation, to improve access to basic services as well as revitalize the local economy
- Debris management, to ease access and rebuild infrastructure
- Local governance support, strengthening local government capacity for relief and recovery planning, coordination and implementation, improving the capacity for local risk management
Projects and Initiatives
New York – There is an urgent need for governments to establish stronger laws that protect at-risk communities from the threats posed by disasters, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). A new report,more
Bangui, CAR -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), working in partnership with the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) and the World Bank, has taken steps to resume the payment of salaries of civil servants in the Central African Republic. As part of its efforts to safeguard core governmmore
“We used to sit on rocks and walk in mud during winter season. But now the road is paved, so the market is accessible and clean.” For Amira Bou Zeid, a Lebanese citizen from the country’s Bekaa Valley region, the renovation of her local market through a UNDP project funded by the United Nations Highmore
UNDP and JICA Workshop in Addis Ababa to Support Local Government/Local Governance in Conflict-affected States16 Jun 2014
seeking new solutions for local governance in post-conflict situations Addis Ababa, 16 June 2014 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today opened a two-day joint workshop on Supporting Local Government/Local Governance in Conflictmore
New York -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international courier company Deutsche Post DHL, met yesterday at the UNDP headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to their public-private partnership in support of disasmore
11 Dec 2014:Development for the people | Abdoulaye Mar Dieye