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

Haiti recovery begins with population's direct involvement

20 Jan 2010

The cash-for-work programme launched Tuesday builds on UNDP’s Briquettes Project, a cash-for-work programme designed to combat climate change and reduce poverty. (Photo: UNDP) With the recovery process in earthquake-ravaged Haiti shifting gears from seamore

UN Secretary-General to Haitians: "You are not alone"

18 Jan 2010

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark (right) greets UNDP Haiti Resident Representative/Resident Coordinator Kim Bolduc in Haiti on 17 January 2010.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Haiti to see for himself the devastation from Tuesday's earthquake, assured the Haitian people that they were not almore

UNDP sends financial support, experts to Haiti

14 Jan 2010

  A view of a street in downtown Port-au-Prince illustrates the extensive damage wreaked by the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January. UN Photo/Logan Abassi The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has dispatched technical experts and financial sumore

The UN urges calm in Haiti after elections

29 Nov 2010

Port-au-Prince - The United Nations and the international community expressed their deep concern at the numerous incidents that marred the Haiti elections on Sunday, 28 November, 2010. The United Nations and the international community urge the public and all political actors to remain calm,more

Migrants key to human development and long-term economic recovery

28 May 2010

Global Migration Group meets in Geneva to explore links between principled policies and economic growth Geneva, Switzerland – To ensure widespread human development, security and prosperity, Governments and all sectors of civil society need to work together to improve conditions for migrants amore

Pakistan's flood victims start to settle into new homes, earn income

09 Dec 2010

Energy-efficient and disaster proof transitionalshelter in Gilgit Baltista. (Photo: UNDP)Islamabad ― Fifty families uprooted by devastating floods earlier this year in Pakistan’s northernmost province of Gilgit-Baltistan have moved into new houses they helped to built with support of themore