Immediate Crisis Response - Overview
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:
- Emergency employment, start-up grants and loans to recapitalize local businesses
- Community infrastructure rehabilitation, to improve access to basic services as well as revitalize the local economy
- Debris management, to ease access and rebuild infrastructure
- Local governance support, strengthening local government capacity for relief and recovery planning, coordination and implementation, improving the capacity for local risk management
Projects and Initiatives
UN seeks US$220 million to fund approved initiatives Port-au-Prince, Haiti — The Interim Haitian Recovery Commission (IHRC) today approved US$220 million worth of United Nations post-earthquake recovery projects in health, education, food security, job creation, rubble removal and more
Gomel, Belarus - Maria Sharapova, tennis star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, today made a personal contribution of US $250,000.00 to expand a UNDP-supported programme that provides sports and physical activities for youth in the area affected by the 1986 Chernmore
Port-au-Prince, Haiti – A new online portal will promote the efficient use of more than $9 billion in aid pledged to Haiti’s reconstruction, while holding donors to their promises and ensuring transparency and accountability of the use of their funds. The initiative is part of the Unitemore
Jerusalem, April 29th, 2010- The ability of the United Nations to play a full role in meeting the basic needs and aspirations of the people of Gaza Strip is impeded by the current restrictions on access, a senior United Nations official cautioned today. Jordan Ryan, an Assistant Secretary-Generalmore
Dakar - The United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) organized the second annual regional consultation with United Nations (UN) regional directors and resident coordinators based in the sub-region.The key UN stakeholders in West Africa examined ways to strategically improve the coordination omore
The records of the agriculture department of Nowhsera in Pakistan have been badly damaged by the floods.(Photo: UNDP Pakistan) Islamabad, Pakistan - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that even as the humanitarian effort continues daily in Pakistan, fast action is vitalmore
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