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

  • Small data and big humanitarian challenges: why innovation mattersMay 24, 2016Small data and big humanitarian challenges: why innovation mattersUNDP joined with UN partners UNICEF, WFP and OCHA, the governments of Finland and Denmark, private sector partners Vodafone and Microsoft and the Flowminder Foundation, to share the latest on innovation and technology breakthroughs in the development and humanitarian sectors.

  • Magdy Martínez Solimán:Opening Remarks at the ‘Montreux IV’hosted under the Joint Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict PreventionMay 25, 2016Magdy Martínez Solimán:Opening Remarks at the ‘Montreux IV’hosted under the Joint Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict PreventionMontreaux, Switzerland

  • The Peace PromiseMay 23, 2016The Peace PromiseThe Peace Promise: Commitments to more effective synergies among peace, humanitarian and development actions in complex humanitarian situations

  • Building a better future for Syrians in TurkeyMay 23, 2016Building a better future for Syrians in TurkeyAs thousands leave Syria for safer lands, images of white tents and perilous boat journeys have flooded the world’s media. But there’s another side to this story. In Turkey, the host of this week’s World Humanitarian Summit, only about 10 percent of the approximately 2.75 million displaced people from Syria live in refugee camps. The rest live in towns and cities like many of us. Across the country’s southeast, Syrians are silently trying to make a living and blend in.

  • Disaster Recovery: Challenges and LessonsMay 20, 2016Disaster Recovery: Challenges and LessonsAn overview of UNDP's work in disaster recovery

  • UNDP Africa launches initiative to help prevent and respond to violent extremism Nov 23, 2015UNDP Africa launches initiative to help prevent and respond to violent extremismUNDP's Regional Bureau for Africa today launched an initiative to support African countries to prevent and respond to the growth of violent extremism through a development lens.