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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  • Magdy Martinez-Soliman: ICTs, Inclusive Governance and Conflict PreventionMagdy Martinez-Soliman: ICTs, Inclusive Governance and Conflict PreventionMay 21, 2013

  • Japan to provide USD 1 million for jumpstarting early recovery in Nepal’s three most Earthquake affected districtsJapan to provide USD 1 million for jumpstarting early recovery in Nepal’s three most Earthquake affected districtsMay 21, 2015The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on have signed an agreement for US$1 million emergency grant in the aftermath of the two devastating Nepal earthquakes to manage debris and create emergency employment through a cash-for-work programme.

  • Mauritius contributes to UNDP’s earthquake recovery efforts in NepalJun 3, 2015The Republic of Mauritius has contributed $1 million towards the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s earthquake response and recovery programme in Nepal.

  • Italy increases funding to UNDP to €4.2m for 2015Italy increases funding to UNDP to €4.2m for 2015Apr 24, 2015The Italian Government announced that it will increase its 2015 core contribution to the United Nations Development Programme to €4.2m to help UNDP fulfill its coordination role for the UN system.