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

Eradicating exclusion key to ending the violence in CAR, says UNDP

09 Feb 2015

Involving populations in decision-making, including young people, must be at the center of all peace and recovery efforts Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) – Massive investments are required to bridge the social divide in CAR, said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the Head of the Africa bureau at the Unitmore

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Mock drills prepare Kosovo* for earthquakes

As the earthquake alarm sounded, students at the Selami Hallaqi primary school in Gjilan/Gnjilane, Kosovo, scrambled to take cover, hiding under tables and in doorways. Once their teachers declared the environment safe enough to walk through, they led the students outside to wait for emergency servimore

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Early recovery key to Malawi flood victim’s survival

04 Feb 2015

In a primary school in Nsanje, Southern Malawi, children have given up their classrooms and school yard for over 500 displaced families who fled the devastating floods that hit the poor African nation in January. More rain is expected in the country, which has already seen over 370,000 people affecmore

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International community urged to boost efforts to end crisis in Central African Republic

03 Feb 2015

In Bangui, Head of UNDP in Africa stresses the urgency of the transition Bangui, CAR -- The Head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa, Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, began today a five-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), calling on international partners to intensify theimore