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

Continued democratic reforms, international support key to Kyrgyzstan’s future

27 Sep 2012

New York — Over 40 representatives of UN member states, donors and international development agencies met with the delegation from Kyrgyzstan led by Parliament Speaker Asylbek Jeenbekov, to discuss the current political, economic and social situation in Kyrgyzstan - the first country in Central Asiamore

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EU partners with UN to boost impact

24 Sep 2012

New York – Assistance for the crises in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, and stimulating ongoing action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, were high on the agenda at a meeting today between European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and United Nations Development Programme (UNDmore

Inclusive social contract is key to creating lasting systems in crisis, post-crisis countries, UNDP expert says

18 Sep 2012

Washington — Broad national consultations play a key role in establishing governance and rule-of-law systems that will endure in countries emerging from conflicts and crises, according to a senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) expert. “Because we work in crisis areas, we are often present when a nmore

Famous Iraqi musician returns to Baghdad for peace concert

21 Sep 2012

More than 2,000 people from every corner of Iraq came to Baghdad last week to hear world-famous Iraqi musician Nasseer Shamma mark International Day of Peace at a concert jointly organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture. Shamma, who plays the Oumore

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Haitian Prime Minister and NGO representatives, including Sean Penn, outline a new roadmap for Haiti

24 Sep 2012

New York - Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and more than 50 national and international non-governmental organisation (NGO) representatives—including actor, director and activist Sean Penn—defined today a new roadmap to better coordinate the transition from Haiti’s humanitarian to a long-term more

UNDP steps up cash-for-work initiatives in post-earthquake Haiti

18 Aug 2010

Port-au-Prince – Jacmel was founded in 1698 as the capital of the south-eastern region of the French colony Saint-Domingue, or present-day Haiti. The town has historically been inhabited by coffee merchants; in modern times it has become a popular tourist destination, with people from all overmore