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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Community Mobilization, Local Investment Needed to Win Fight Against Ebola, says UN

14 Oct 2014

Mobilizing communities, reviving incomes key to ending the crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Dakar, Senegal –West African countries, supported by a well-coordinated international response, can achieve a breakthrough in the battle against Ebola if every effort is made to treat and contain more

Statement on the death of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) member of civilian personnel

14 Oct 2014

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has lost a dedicated member of its UN civilian personnel to Ebola. AbdelFadeel Basheer Mohamad, citizen of the Republic of Sudan, is survived by his wife and nine children. Mr Basheer was serving as a UN Volunteer Medical Laboratory Techmore

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UNDP calls for greater community involvement to combat Ebola in West Africa

13 Oct 2014

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 13 October – Local associations hold the key to beating Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, said UN development officials as they completed their visit to Freetown. “What we are seeing here, in Freetown, is an incredible spirit of self-reliance that is winning hearts amore