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 supports first forum on reintegrating displaced people in Chad

05 Jan 2010

In the first forum of its kind, UNDP has brought together community, religious and military leaders in eastern Chad to define ways of promoting peaceful co-existence among conflict-affected communities in the region, and the sustainable integration of displaced people returning home after years ofmore

Forty international football stars join UNDP in support of Haiti

21 Jan 2010

Zidane, Kaka, Portuguese football legend Eusebio and Haitian players Jean Sony and Joseph Peterson will kick off the VII Match Against Poverty in Lisbon on January 25 Geneva/Lisbon — Forty international football players hailing from teams across the world will compete in two heavily star-stmore

In the north-east of Mali, successful mine clearing efforts

26 Jan 2010

Operations to get rid of mines in Tinzawatene by the Mali army (photo: UNDP) Tinzawatene, a small town in the extreme north-east of Mali, is now entirely free of anti-personnel mines. Today, the municipality and its surrounding area are poised to enjoy an economic revival, while displaced communitmore

Proceeds from Match Against Poverty to go to victims in Haiti

18 Jan 2010

UNDP, Benfica, Ronaldo, Zidane raise funds for relief effortGeneva-Lisbon -  The United Nations Development Programme and the Benfica Foundation announced, today, that they will dedicate the proceeds from the 2010 Match Against Poverty  taking  place in Lisbon on January 25  to support relief effomore

Niger: UNDP boosts livelihoods for women and girls

31 Aug 2009

About 1,200 conflict-affected women and girls in northern Niger are benefiting from an economic recovery assistance programme that will also promote cooperation among previously conflicting communities. Several training sessions involving these women took place in Agadez and Tahoua, North-East of more

UN in action in El Salvador: recovering from Hurricane Ida

13 Nov 2009

San Salvador- The United Nations has sent a disaster assessment team to El Salvador and released a $50,000 cash grant to help the Central American country recover from last week’s torrential rainfall that caused massive flooding and triggered landslides, killing at least 140 people and dimore