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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Coordination vital to ending Ebola, Guinean President tells UN delegation

08 Oct 2014

Meeting with representatives from the United Nations, including the Head of the new Mission to fight Ebola, Guinean President Alpha Condé welcomed the mission and called for exceptional coordination in the response. Guinea is one of the three West African countries hardest hit by the recent epidemicmore

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UNDP and EBRD Join Forces to Drive Growth and Development

07 Oct 2014

New York, USA—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive and sustain growth and development in countries in Central and Eastern European, Central Asia, Mongolia, and the Southern more

In beleaguered Sierra Leone, sunnier news go on the air

07 Oct 2014

Sierra Leone’s national weather forecasting services are now back after an absence of more than 30 years: some good news in a nation struggling to contain the Ebola epidemic. “Understanding the weather is a crucial part of planning development, and we have a critical role to play in making sure themore

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Urgent action on Ebola needed to avert regional collapse, say UN development officials

06 Oct 2014

Conakry, Guinea – The Ebola health crisis that has claimed thousands of lives must not be allowed to become a crippling socio-economic crisis as well, said a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) official, beginning a 10-day visit to the most affected countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberimore