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

Jamaica recovers from May 2010 outbreak of armed violence

19 Aug 2010

By Sonia Gill, UNDP Jamaica Photo: UNDP in JamaicaPolice cordon a Kingston building damaged during May violence.Kingston, Jamaica – More than 65 civilians died during operations to halt a wave of violent attacks in Jamaica’s capital Kingston in May as security forces pursued Christomore

Haitian mayors call for earthquake risk assessments

02 Mar 2010

Mayors also call for more direct cooperation with local authorities in their address to 850 local authorities at World Alliance of Cities Against PovertyGeneva/ Rotterdam: 2 March 2010 – Speaking at the conclusion of the 7th Forum of the United Nations’ World Alliance of Cities Against Pmore

Absence of human security has greatly impeded Palestinian progress

09 May 2010

Ramallah – Until Palestinians are afforded economic and environmental control, specifically control over macro-economic policy, trade, livelihoods, water resources and borders, sustained development will remain elusive, according to the latest Palestinian Human Development Report, released todmore

Solomon Islands: Public Hearings Fuel Hopes for Reconciliation

09 Mar 2010

Victim Shadrag Tobani (to the right) testifying before the Commission. Photo: UNDP/Kenneth Solberg HONIARA – Nine victims from the tensions in Solomon Islands testified before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the first day of public hearings. The tragic and disturbingmore

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

25 Oct 2010

New report examines conflicts in four countries and shows financing for gender equality fell far short of addressing critical gender gaps Women at a camp for displaced persons in Zam Zam, North Darfur, Sudan. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.New York -- Commemorating 10 years since the United Nations adoptemore

Pakistan's flood-affected earn wages while rebuilding communities

19 Oct 2010

Drains being built in Pashtoon GarhiBala, Nowshera District.(Photo: UNDP)Islamabad — Three months after the worst floods in Pakistan’s history began to sweep through the country, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations are continuing to support efforts for early recovemore