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
Helen Clark: Speech as Guest of Honour at conference on Stopping Wildlife Crime and Advancing Wildlife Conservation: A Call to Action10 May 2014
Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Speech as Guest of Honour at the Conference on Stopping Wildlife Crime and Advancing Wildlife Conservation: A Call to Action Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I thank the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania for hosting this important conference addressing the elephmore
Donors convene to coordinate recovery in the Central African Republic as UNDP steps up state-building efforts05 May 2014
Development partners’ forum promises to increase coordination, aid effectiveness Yaoundé -- Nations and multinational organizations today launched a new forum on the Central African Republic (CAR) aimed at helping the country recover from the current sectamore
Six months on from Haiyan: Physical recovery progress is clear, but long-term focus should be on poverty08 May 2014
Six months after one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded hit the Philippines, UNDP says that though the physical signs of recovery are impressive, much needs to be done to prevent the storm from continuing to exacerbate suffering in the country. “The Philippines authorities at all levelsmore
Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition. But from more
11 Dec 2014:Development for the people | Abdoulaye Mar Dieye