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

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Six months on from Haiyan: Physical recovery progress is clear, but long-term focus should be on poverty

08 May 2014

Six months after one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded hit the Philippines, UNDP says that though the physical signs of recovery are impressive, much needs to be done to prevent the storm from continuing to exacerbate suffering in the country. “The Philippines authorities at all levelsmore

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Six months since Haiyan, Konno donates money for Philippine rebuilding

08 May 2014

Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The announcement comes on the six month anniversary of the disaster, which killed ovmore

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Six months since Haiyan: A promising start to recovery in the Philippines

08 May 2014

Six months ago on 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the most deadly storm to ever make landfall in the country and strongest tropical cyclone in history, killed more than 6,200 people and left over 4 million homeless. More than 1,000 are still missing. Haiyan hit an area where poverty is already premore

Helen Clark: Statement at the Abu Dhabi Ascent: Conference In Support Of the UN Climate Summit 2014

04 May 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator on "The Importance of Action to Combat Deforestation and Tropical Forest Degradation in Tackling Climate Change” at the Abu Dhabi Ascent Conference in Support of the UN Climate Summit 2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates There is considerable global momentum on more

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