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

Kyrgyzstan revised flash appeal to assist 400,000 people

Bishkek/New York - Humanitarian partners in Kyrgyzstan today launched a revised Flash Appeal for humanitarian assistance in the southern regions of the country, where violence in June affected 400,000 people. The original Flash Appeal was launched in early June to mobilize life-saving assismore

Landmark convention on cluster munitions enters into force

BANGKOK - A historic achievement in disarmament, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, will enter into force on 1 August 2010. The treaty provides a legal framework for ending cluster munitions’ unacceptable harm to civilians, many of whom live in developing countries. Thirty-seven stamore

UNDP signs new partnership agreement with Brazil

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark signed a partnership agreement in Brasilia this week with Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Ambassador Celso Amorim. The agreement reinforces UNDP’s activities in Brazil and its partnership with Brazil in international development co-operation.During her two-daymore

Next wave of Haiti reconstruction projects approved

UN seeks US$220 million to fund approved initiatives Port-au-Prince, Haiti — The Interim Haitian Recovery Commission (IHRC) today approved US$220 million worth of United Nations post-earthquake recovery projects in health, education, food security, job creation, rubble removal and more

Maria Sharapova donates US$250,000 to UNDP projects

Gomel, Belarus - Maria Sharapova, tennis star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, today made a personal contribution of US $250,000.00 to expand a UNDP-supported programme that provides sports and physical activities for youth in the area affected by the 1986 Chernmore

New online portal to promote efficient use of aid in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – A new online portal will promote the efficient use of more than $9 billion in aid pledged to Haiti’s reconstruction, while holding donors to their promises and ensuring transparency and accountability of the use of their funds. The initiative is part of the Unitemore