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

Final communiqué: International Donors Conference for Haiti

31 Mar 2010

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, killed hundreds of thousands of people, left more than a million homeless, and caused significant damage to Port-au-Prince, as well as other cities and settlements.  In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, the Haitian people, countries, orgmore

Helen Clark’s Statement on the Upcoming Haiti Donor Conference

29 Mar 2010

United Nations Development Group Chairperson Helen Clark’s Opening Statement on the Upcoming Haiti Donor Conference Press BriefingUnited NationsMarch 29, 2010AS DELIVEREDThank you ladies and gentleman, carrying on from where Mr. Mulet concluded.The horrific earthquake in January did evoke trmore

Special Representative for Iraq Congratulates Iraqis on Elections

08 Mar 2010

Baghdad – I congratulate the more than 12 million Iraqis who went to the polls, some braving insecurity, to cast their ballots for a better future, marking the historic character of election day.  This turnout was beyond the expectations of many. I commend the IHEC Board of Commissioners andmore

Remarks by Helen Clark at the Haiti Donor Conference

31 Mar 2010

Remarks by Helen Clark, Chair of the United Nations Development GroupOn the occasion of the International Donors’ Conference Towards a New Future for HaitiWednesday, 31 March, 2010New YorkAS DELIVEREDSecretary-General,President Préval,Secretary of State Clinton,President Clinton, Excellenciemore

Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Adoption of Res 1888

01 Oct 2009

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark expressed her strong support for the unanimous United Nations Security Council decision to adopt Resolution 1888 on sexual violence in armed conflict, put forward by the United States.  Helen Clark said that for women and children exposed to the horror of sexual vmore

Bangladesh: UN Development chief highlights anti-poverty progress

10 Nov 2010

UN Development Chief Highlights Bangladesh Anti-Poverty Progress and Climate Change ActionsUNDP Administrator Helen Clark (seated in front row, fourth from right) is in Bangladesh to highlight the country’s progress  in achieving development goals.(Photo: UNDP)Dhaka – United Nations Demore