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

  • Early RecoveryEarly Recovery

  • UNDP Rule of Law Annual Report 2015Jun 14, 2016UNDP Rule of Law Annual Report 2015UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations. This Annual Report looks back over the last 8 years and sets the stage for the implementation of Phase III (2016–2019).

  • A safe home and a sense of normalcy for displaced families in UkraineJun 19, 2015A safe home and a sense of normalcy for displaced families in UkraineUNDP works with the Government, donors and civil society partners to provide comprehensive support and early recovery programmes for those displaced by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

  • Rebuilding war-torn communities in BurundiJun 20, 2014Rebuilding war-torn communities in BurundiA UNDP-supported post-conflict reconstruction programme is working to peacefully reintegrate ex-combatants into Burundi's war-torn society

  • Afghanistan: Women gain access to clean waterMay 29, 2014Afghanistan: Women gain access to clean waterUNDP is helping women participate in decisions affecting their communities and many are reaping the benefits with cleaner water.

  • 4 lessons learned fighting tuberculosis in SyriaAug 5, 20164 lessons learned fighting tuberculosis in SyriaTuberculosis thrives on war and suffering. In theory, Syria offers the perfect breeding grounds for the disease. A lack of access to adequate medical services and poor and crowded housing conditions have created conditions ripe for the spread of tuberculosis. Yet, TB has been largely kept in check. Some 3,479 people were placed on treatment in 2015, a 150 percent increase compared with 2013. The TB treatment success rate has also been maintained at 80 percent during the conflict. UNDP has been supporting Syria to tackle TB since 2007, in partnership with the Global Fund. The onset of war in 2011 made this highly complex and has required a range of innovative approaches.