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

Twenty years on: a transformed Rwanda

07 Apr 2014

Twenty years ago, nearly a million women, men and children were killed over the course of 100 days during the Rwandan genocide. Rwanda is now a thriving nation. In 2000, the government introduced its Vision 2020, which seeks to transform the country from a low-income agriculture-based economy to a more

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UNDP and Kuwait Expand Partnership for Response to Syria Crisis

09 Apr 2014

New York —The State of Kuwait this week contributed US$2.5 million towards UNDP’s emergency support in Syria and neighboring countries.   “The leadership of the State of Kuwait in the regional and international response to the Syria crisis has been exemplary,” said Sima Bahous, UN Assistant Secmore

Secretary-General's message for the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide

07 Apr 2014

This year marks 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda. Around the world, people are coming together to “Remember, Unite, Renew”.We will always remember the more than 800,000 innocent people so brutally murdered – as we pay tribute to the bravery and resilience of the survivors.  We draw inspiramore

UNDP launches its regional project “Mosharaka,” focusing for the first time on supporting Arab Women’s Participation in the Public Sphere

06 Apr 2014

Amman – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched its new regional project, “Mosharaka” –Arabic for participation. The project galvanizes efforts of government institutions, civil society–especially women-based organizations, human rights councils, the private sector, the League of Armore

Regional coordination essential for effective crisis mitigation in the Arab region

07 Apr 2014

Arab Countries seek to establish a Regional Crisis Response Network in collaboration with the League of Arab States, the European Union and UNDP   Amman – Crisis response officials from 20 Arab countries started in Amman today meetings of the first regional conference “Towards a Crisis Responsmore

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Women in Cambodia work to
clear mines, save lives

Today, in Banteay Meanchey Province, northwest Cambodia, 55-year-old Teng Louch can grow his crops without fear of injury or death. Nineteen anti-personnel mines and explosive remnants of war have just been found, removed and destroyed in the area surrounding his village, including from plots of lanmore