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

UN brings together opposing Sudanese tribes in historic peace talks

24 Dec 2009

Amidst the cheering, drumming and dancing of women from  Sudan’s Missiriya tribe in Um Khaer village in the Sudanese county of Abyei, a group of Missiriya representatives from this traditionally nomadic tribe gathered on December 14, 2009  for a historic meeting with representatives from themore

In Peru, restoring houses prevents disasters and preserves landmarks

23 Dec 2009

An antique villa courtyard in Rimac converted into poor urban settlement for the poor. (Photo: Lorry Salcedo) In Peru about half a million people dwell in slums enclosed within historical architectural gems. In downtown Lima, UNESCO heritage site and once Smore

UNDP helps drought-stricken Iraq combat effects of climate change

16 Dec 2009

Global Warming is manifested in Iraq through: • More frequent and more severe droughts, 2008/09 was the second such prolonged drought period in ten years. • Declining rainfall over the past four years, with annual precipitation reaching only 25-65 percent of normal levels. more

Two years after the 2007 PERU earthquake

13 Aug 2009

Two years ago, on 15 August, the Peruvian province of Ica was devastated by an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale.  Almost 600 people died, over 1,000 people were injured and 75,000 families were affected. The region suffered extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure, and locmore

Afghan elections hotline rings non-stop

03 Aug 2009

(With information from Tilak Pokharel, UNAMA)Twenty days before the Afghan population turns out to vote at the presidential and provincial council election, a number of people are still calling the country’s election hotline. Each week around 25,000 people call the toll-free number to ask aboumore

Helen Clark starts first visit to Africa, meets with Liberia President

11 Jun 2009

View more footage on the UNDP in Liberia siteUNDP Administrator Helen Clark met today with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on the first day of her official visit to that country. Miss Clark commended the President for the real progress made in Liberia under her three year-old presidency, more