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

Women’s needs not being met in post-conflict recovery and reconstruction

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Pakistan's flood-affected earn wages while rebuilding communities

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Inequality, poverty, risk conflict in East Europe and Central Asia

NEW YORK/BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Eastern Europe and Central Asia risk creating a ‘lost generation’ unless policies can bring excluded populations back from the margins of society, according to the latest issue of Development and Transition published by UNDP and the London School of more

UNDP launches cash-for-work in Southern Kyrgyzstan

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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