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

Helen Clark: Speech at the 2014 EU High Level Resilience Forum

28 Apr 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator at the 2014 EU High Level Resilience Forum Brussels, Belgium Introduction

 Thank you, Commissioner Georgieva, for inviting me to speak at the first EU High Level Forum on Resilience.   As a development organization, UNDP is very aware of the highly detrimentalmore

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Chile: UNDP helps rebuild fire-hit Valparaiso

24 Apr 2014

Santiago , Chile – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Chile Antonio Molpeceres and the mayor of the city of Valparaiso Jorge Castro signed a an agreement on April 23 to boost disaster risk reduction and revamp the city’s development plan, following a deadly fire that killmore

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Bosnia & Herzegovina: Arms meltdown movement forces firepower from the streets

In the small, peaceful town of Modrica, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, two teenagers recently caused quite a commotion. After finding hand grenades lying in the open in a former battlefield, they decided to bring them to school. But the event was not that unusual. Several violent incidents have occurredmore

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UNDP and Japan Expand Partnership for a Better Future in the Arab World

14 Apr 2014

New York —The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week launched the third phase of a major initiative in support of transition in the Arab States region, expanding the partnership to cover 14 countries with the addition of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine. “UNDP’more

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Guinea-Bissau votes in bid for stability

11 Apr 2014

  Voters in Guinea-Bissau head to the polls this Sunday, in a presidential and parliamentary election many hope will bring stability to the tiny West African nation. Postponed several times, the elections will be the first to take place since the 2012 military coup which ousted interim Presidenmore