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

Rebeca Grynspan: Statement to the Informal Ministerial-Level Consultation on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria and Neighboring Countries

25 Sep 2013

Prepared Statement for Rebeca Grynspan UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator to the Informal Ministerial-Level Consultation on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria and Neighboring Countries Your Excellency Nasser Judeh, Foreign Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Cmore

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Businesses bloom in Sudan

Picking flowers is not generally considered hazardous, but Alhadi Ibrahim Muhammed is using a gargara for his protection as he plucks blooms from a hibiscus plant. The small, metal tool allows him to avoid painful skin reactions as he picks the colourful crop.   Muhammed, a 45-year-old farmer more

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Victims of conflict have a right to justice: UNDP

03 Oct 2013

New York--The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on UN Member States to grant victims of conflict and human rights abuses a stronger voice and better representation when it comes to accessing justice and reparations. "Victims by definition not only have a need, but a right more

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Humanitarian Response to Syria Must Address Development Crisis, Says UN Development Chief

30 Sep 2013

Geneva - While the need for life-saving humanitarian assistance for refugees and displaced peoples remains paramount, the international response to the Syria crisis must also include targeted development support, said the UN’s development chief Helen Clark today in Geneva. “Life-saving humanitarian more

Helen Clark: Speech at UNHCR Executive Committee High Level Segment on “Solidarity with Syrian refugees and host countries”

30 Sep 2013

Speech by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator at UNHCR Executive Committee High Level Segment “Solidarity with Syrian refugees and host countries” 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 30 Sept 2013 Geneva, Switzerland   I thank the High Commissioner for his invitation to me to address this High Level Segment ofmore