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

  • UNDP Supporting Nepal’s Government in Recovery EffortsUNDP Supporting Nepal’s Government in Recovery EffortsApr 26, 2015Even as the UN Development Programme strives to support the Government of Nepal in assessing and responding to the damage caused by the earthquake, there is no question about the widespread loss of life and damage to infrastructure across the country

  • CyclonePam ResponseCyclonePam ResponseApr 24, 2015

  • 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.

  • Cote d’Ivoire: Improving water access in former conflict areasCote d’Ivoire: Improving water access in former conflict areasApr 24, 2015More than 61,000 people living in western Cote d’Ivoire have access to clean water through new and rehabilitated water sources as part of the conflict recovery process in the country.

  • Free media helps beat down Ebola in Sierra LeoneFree media helps beat down Ebola in Sierra LeoneApr 16, 2015Freetown, Sierra Leone - Hundreds of hard-to-reach communities now get anti-Ebola advice, education and independent news, as a satellite link from the United Nations Development Programme boosts the reach of Sierra Leone's sole, free radio network.

  • Bamboo keeps villagers dry in NepalBamboo keeps villagers dry in NepalApr 22, 2015A UNDP-supported scheme is helping the government mitigate floods and landslides, which account for over three quarters of economic loss caused by disasters in the country.