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

image

Philippines: UNDP gives US$ 5 million to help kick start Haiyan debris removal

18 Nov 2013

Millions more still urgently needed for rebuilding and recovery New York/Manila: As the international community continues to transport and distribute aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan under extremely challenging circumstances, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged US$ 5 milmore

image

Mangrove restoration saved our lives and our economy, says villager in Northern Samar, Philippines

13 Nov 2013

New York--In the wake of the strongest tropical storm on historical record, one that has devastated vast areas of the Philippines, a grassroots initiative that is dedicated to mangrove restoration is showing the importance of healthy ecosystems and environmental integrity to disaster risk reduction.more

image

Responding to typhoons in the Philippines

UNDP’s has been working for several years with all levels of government and the people of the Philippines in preparing for disasters likeTyphoon Haiyan which made landfall on 8 November 2013. With record winds and sea surges, the storm caused massive damage and casualties in 9 regions of the Phmore

image

UN launches $301 million appeal for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

12 Nov 2013

The United Nations today appealed for nearly a third of a billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to typhoon hit regions of the Philippines where aid workers are labouring around the clock to get in urgently needed survival supplies, such as food, clean water, shelter and basic medicines.more