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: Statement at the Informal Ministerial Consultation on the Humanitarian and Development Situation in Syria and Neighboring Countries23 Sep 2014
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