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

Qatar donates $88.5 Million for Darfur

21 Sep 2014

New York, 21 September 2014 --  The State of Qatar signed a USD 88.5 million grant agreement with the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund, administered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to finance recovery and reconstruction in Darfur, Sudan. It is the single largest donation more

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UN Development Chief calls for support to Lebanon amid refugee crisis

18 Sep 2014

New York, USA  – More international support for Lebanon is needed to help it to maintain its stability as it hosts very large numbers of Syrian refugees”, the Administrator of the UN’s Development Programme Helen Clark said as she wrapped up a  visit to the country with UN High Commissionemore

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UNDP to help Gaza families find homes

17 Sep 2014

As the process of recovery begins following the recent conflict in Gaza, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced that it will help the government begin rebuilding, as well as assist families whose homes were damaged or destroyed to find shelter. UNDP will provide US$ 1 millionmore

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In Côte d’Ivoire, Japan and UNDP mobilize against Ebola

16 Sep 2014

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute $180,000 USD toward building the capacities of the Ivorian national police to prevent the appearance and spread of Ebola in the counmore