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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Millions at risk of losing their incomes in Ebola-affected countries, says UNDP

11 Dec 2014

Women, who drive many economic sectors, are particularly at risk of being infected. New York -- The Ebola outbreak is threatening the livelihoods of millions of women and men, according to a just released United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) study on the socio-economic impact of the disease imore

Helen Clark, Speech on “Democratic Governance, Human Rights, and Development”. Keynote address at The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) Annual Conference on Development Cooperation: Democracy and Human Rights

11 Dec 2014

I thank Norad for inviting me to address this year’s Annual Conference with its special focus on how development co-operation can strengthen democracy and human rights. There could neither be a better time nor a better place to deliver an address on this year’s conference theme. Human Rights Day wamore

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In Uzbekistan, beekeeping benefits communities and the environment

Kuralbay Nugmanov, an entrepreneur and farmer in Karakalpakstan, north of Uzbekistan, says his community is much better off since they installed bee hives. “This year we got much better fruits and vegetables, as compared to last year. We believe that this is thanks to our bees,” he says. In Karakalpmore

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Community volunteers in Liberia are limiting the spread of Ebola

09 Dec 2014

The number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is decreasing each day and community volunteers’ work has contributed substantially to this result. UNDP Liberia has recruited 1,300 volunteers who are being paid $80 per month to go door to door, every day in their communities, to track down anyone who shmore

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Philippines: Improved emergency communication blunts impact of typhoon Hagupit

08 Dec 2014

In Tacloban City, Philippines, the past served as a lesson for the present, in the form of a simple communications system. As residents and city officials braced for the worst from Typhoon Hagupit there were nagging fears from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), a little over a yearmore