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

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

New border post key to ending Sierra Leone-Liberia trafficking

08 Jun 2009

Sierra Leone and Liberia made another break from their charred history of violence and war by establishing a border post at a key crossing for arms trafficking and illegal immigration.The Jendema Integrated Border Control Post, officially opened on May 1, is a main crossing point, as well as a keymore

UNDP responds to the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan

17 Jun 2009

A view of the Jalozai camp at Nowshehra, North West Frontier ProvinceUNDP is working with the provincial government in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province to respond to a wave of internally displaced persons, or IDPs, who have fled violence and insecurity there. Battles between Taliban andmore

UNDP warns Gaza violence will have long-term impact on Palestinians

17 Jan 2009

Jerusalem – Following the Secretary General’s call for an immediate halt in the violence and destruction, the United Nations, in cooperation with national and international partners, is preparing to ensure an early recovery and reconstruction response, immediately after the end of tmore

UN-Canada partnership strengthens Haitian police force

16 Jan 2009

The restoration of Haiti's police infrastructure in the Southern Province will lead to better work conditions and enhanced delivery.   Thanks to support from Canada and the United Nations, the renovation of Haiti's police force (HNP) in the Southern Province is now complete.As a result of the promore