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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  • Belarus marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disasterApr 25, 2016Belarus marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disasterThirty years on, the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl still exerts an indelible impact on the lives of people in Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation, but communities and governments have shown unparalleled resolve to chart a more sustainable future, UN representatives remarked at a commemoration ceremony held here today.

  • Responding to the crisis in SyriaResponding to the crisis in SyriaFive years into the conflict in Syria, 75 % of the population is living in poverty, while millions of Syrians continue seek refuge in neighboring countries.

  • Helen Clark: Speech at opening of Philip Grossman photography exhibition: Chernobyl: Tragedy, Lessons, Hope Apr 20, 2016Helen Clark: Speech at opening of Philip Grossman photography exhibition: Chernobyl: Tragedy, Lessons, HopeUnited Nations, New York

  • UNDP experts deployed to Ecuador after powerful earthquakeApr 18, 2016UNDP experts deployed to Ecuador after powerful earthquakeUNDP is deploying a team of experts to provide support as Ecuador begins its recovery from the most powerful earthquake it has ever seen.

  • UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board representatives visit GuineaApr 14, 2016UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board representatives visit GuineaRepresentatives of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS are in Guinea for a week-long visit during which they will observe the work of the three organizations in the field. The delegation is led by Ambassador Benedicte Frankinet, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations and Vice-President of the Board.