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

Rubble removal urgently needed to restore basic services to Gazans

Out of US$613 million requested in the Flash Appeal, UNDP funding needs total $49.3 million, more than half of which is allocated for rubble removal. (Photo: UNDP)The 22 days of intense military operations in Gaza resulted in massive destruction to public as well as private buildings and housing umore

10,000 families in Gaza to receive cash assistance for damaged homes

Jerusalem – Families whose homes have been damaged and destroyed during the three weeks of conflict in Gaza will receive cash assistance to address their accommodation needs.  Taking into consideration family size and current socio-economic status, cash assistance will be disbursed to 10,0more

UNDP Helps Georgia Overcome Impact of Conflict

Assistance to farmers in the Shida Kartli region. November 2008 (Photo: UNDP/David Khizanishvili)New York — Six months after warfare in Georgia displaced tens of thousands, and caused widespread social and economic disruption, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) continues to hmore

Boosting voter interest in the Afghanistan elections

Kabul – Increasing voter turnout and ensuring a relative level of security are the main challenges for the upcoming elections scheduled to take place in Afghanistan on August 20.  Margie Cook manages UNDP’s election initiative – Enhancing legal and electoral capacity for tomorrow (more

UN helps beef up disaster preparedness across Mozambique

For three years INGC, a government institution responsible for coordinating natural disaster response, has conducted training exercises to raise awareness, among ordinary  Mozambicans, of aware of what to do in case a flood or a cyclone strikes. Thanks to these exercises and other initiatives, Mozmore

UNDP and Japan to train 2,000 police officers in DRC

The training will be given by MONUC, the UN's peace-keeping mission in DRC and the national police force of DRC (UN/Marie Frechon)UNDP and the Japanese aid agency JICA have signed an agreement to train the national police force in North Kivu and the Oriental Province of DRC as soon as January 20more