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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Bottom up disaster risk reduction in Kazakhstan

In the lead up to The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, set for Sendai, Japan in March, UNDP is reflecting on a decade of support to help countries achieve the goals of the Hyogo Framework for Action. Viktoriya Rotaru, a Russian instructor and native of Semey, Kazakhstan, sought more

Helen Clark: Opening Speech at the Ebola High Level Conference

03 Mar 2015

Her Majesty, Queen of Belgium; Fellow Co-chairs and Excellencies the President of Liberia, President of Sierra Leone, President of Guinea, Prime Minister of Togo, President of the Republic of Congo; H.E. PM of Belgium; High Representative Mogherini; Distinguished guests The United Nations is plmore

Helen Clark: Speech on the Ebola Recovery Assessment at the High Level Ebola Conference

03 Mar 2015

Today is an important day for international co-operation with the countries affected by Ebola. Now is the time to lay the foundations for sustained economic and social recovery from the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The Governments of the three countries have made that very cleamore

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Building back better requires better national capabilities, stronger community involvement

03 Mar 2015

Building back better requires better national capabilities, stronger community involvement Brussels, Belgium -  As the international community works to get to zero Ebola cases in West Africa, the international community must work with Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to address the underlying more