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

In Mali, UNDP will focus on governance, early recovery, Administrator says

11 Feb 2013

Oxford, England — Long-term peace in Mali will require major investment in governance, along with humanitarian and early recovery support for the crisis-stricken West African country, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said Monday. “UNDP will focus its interventions in Malimore

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UNDP’s Match Against Poverty raises US$360,000 for marginalized youth in Brazil and Cape Verde

08 Feb 2013

Geneva – December’s Match Against Poverty held in Porto Alegre, Brazil raised US$360,000 for two youth-oriented projects - one in Brazil and one in Cape Verde, Africa. The announcement was made after all proceeds from ticket sales, broadcast rights, and sponsorships from the 19 December event were more

Experts convened by UN call for citizen security to be included in future development agenda

31 Jan 2013

High-level meeting in Panama City to inform World We Want framework Panama City - More than a hundred thought leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives are meeting over the next two days in Panama City in order to build consensus and provide recommendations on how to ensure citizen secmore