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
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Following a three-day national “stay at home” initiative to contain the spread of Ebola, Sierra Leone is pursuing an intensive door-to-door campaign in the capital Freetown to educate people on how the virus spreads and what to do to prevent it. Initiated last week, and led more
Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group Speech at the International Support Group for Lebanon United Nations, New York Lebanon is paying a heavy price for the ongoing Syria crisis. Hard won development gains and the country’s precious stability are threatened, more
Tokyo, 29 September 2014 – The government announced today that it will donate US$ 2 million to a United Nations programme to help African nations prepare for disasters. The money will go to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) ‘Preparedness for Resilient Recovery’ project, which is wormore
Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group Statement at the High-Level Meeting on Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak United Nations, New York We have heard today about the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It is a formidable public health crisis more
11 Jul 2014:La paix, enjeu majeur du développement durable