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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Nigeria: A tale of two chiefs

On a muggy day in June, hundreds of men, women and children from the Agila community, in north central Nigeria, dance to the beat of drums. Two chiefs--once at war--exchange a white sash as a symbol of peace and embrace. The crowd shouts. Peace has finally returned to Agila. Fifteen years ago, thimore

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African countries agree to establish standing dispute resolution capability

18 Sep 2013

African states meeting in Lesotho and Ghana have agreed to act urgently to ensure that the continent has a network of local systems in place to resolve political disputes, as well as prevent electoral and other kinds of violence. At a meeting organized by the African Union and the United Nations Demore

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Helen Clark calls on Chad to reap the rewards of stability

17 Sep 2013

Ndjamena – Wrapping up her three-day visit to Chad, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called on the country and its partners to redouble efforts to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals. “For Chad, the time has come, and this opportunity must not be missed because stability brings wimore

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Resilience takes root in eastern Chad

16 Sep 2013

Visiting Chad from 14 to 17 September, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, traveled to the Sahel region of Dar Sila, located in the east of the country, to witness the implementation of a new program of resilience. UNDP and its partners, civil society more

UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

11 Sep 2013

New York —The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.     “The report is testament to the UNDPmore