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

  • UNDP and Japan support internally displaced in northeast Nigeria
    Jan 6, 2017

    The Government of Japan, together with UNDP and its implementing partners, continue to provide support to the people affected by the ongoing military insurgency in the region through projects in livelihood and social cohesion, as well as in de-radicalization, counter-terrorism and migration.

  • Haïti: raising after the storm
    Oct 9, 2016

    Haiti was hit by a category 4 hurricane on 4 October 2016. UNDP was on the ground to help improve the lives of at least one million people in the aftermath of the disaster.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers
    Sep 16, 2016

    There are now more people on the move - 244 million - than at any time since the end of World War II. Communities hosting refugees and the internally displaced are most often in developing countries with few economic opportunities themselves and limited access to health and education.

  • Building resilience and better lives at home
    Sep 16, 2016

    More than 65 million people are now forcibly displaced by violence and conflict around the world, to prevent an even larger crisis, we need enduring answers to address the root causes of displacement and to support communities hosting large numbers of displaced persons.

  • Responding to the crisis in CAR

    UNDP supports the stabilization of the Central African Republic through the phased implementation of community security, livelihoods, social cohesion, and reconciliation initiatives.

  • Responding to the crisis in Yemen

    UNDP is working with local and international partners to build resilience in Yemen by supporting communities and key institutions to lay the foundation for recovery and state-building.