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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Group of "Political Champions" pledges support to make Haiti disaster resilient

22 Apr 2013

Port-au-Prince - Three years after the 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, the Political Champions for Disaster Resilience are calling on the international community and the Haitian Government to take action to make Haiti more resilient to disasters. With the upcoming rainy season only more

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Group of Political Champions due to meet in Haiti to discuss disasters

19 Apr 2013

New York – High-level figures from the United Nations, World Bank, CARICOM, European Union, the UK and US Governments will meet in Port au Prince on Monday to discuss how the international community can support the government in reducing Haiti’s vulnerability to disasters. They will visit sites aromore

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UNDP chief calls for scaled-up development cooperation

18 Apr 2013

Development challenges are increasingly complex, Helen Clark says Washington — Increasingly complex and interrelated challenges posed by conflict, violence, and disasters demand scaled-up collaboration among governments and development partners, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Adminismore

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Kuwait donates additional US$2 million for UNDP’s support to people affected by crisis in Syria

18 Apr 2013

New York – The State of Kuwait has contributed US$2 million towards the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) emergency support to the people of Syria as they struggle to rebuild lives and livelihoods disrupted by the ongoing crisis there.  The funds will be used by UNDP in severamore

Social conflict in Latin America sparked by inequality, says new UNDP report

16 Apr 2013

New York — The Latin American countries with greatest numbers of conflicts are those with broad social inequalities and governments with limited capacity to manage unrest, according to a report released today in English by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  The report titled Undemore