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's response to help countries battered by disasters across Asia

05 Oct 2009

Bangkok — UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark said today that in reaction to the widespread disasters that struck Asia and the Pacific last week, the United Nations is responding with rapid support teams in Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Samoa and Tongamore

Concerns Iraq will not meet mine ban treaty obligations

01 Jul 2009

BAGHDAD – A joint UNICEF-UNDP report, released today with the Iraqi Ministry of Environment, raises concerns that Iraq is unable to meet its obligations under the Ottawa Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty. “After decades of war and conflict, Iraq has become one of the world’s most comore

Gaza update: UNDP begins to assess damages

27 Jan 2009

© UNDPUNDP, in its capacity as the coordinator of the UN Early Recovery team, has begun assessing the damage incurred from the 22 days of violence and is preparing a plan for reconstruction. UNDP is working closely with local municipalities, NGOs and the UN country team on the needs assessment.  Tmore

Farmers to receive compensation for damaged property in Gaza

26 Feb 2009

Jerusalem – The United Nations Development Programme and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement today allocating US$270 million for the restoration of the agricultural sector in Gaza.  The agreement consists of a compensation package to Palestinian farmers for property damaged durinmore

Big turnout for Iraqi provincial elections

02 Feb 2009

A voter casts his ballot in Fallujah. (Photo:ASWAT AL-IRAQ.)Baghdad – The vote for the provincial elections taking place in Iraq over the weekend saw a healthy turnout, due in large part to the successful media and voter outreach strategies of the Iraqi election authorities. “An impomore

UN assists flood victims in Ouagadougou

10 Sep 2009

The local authorities are still busy trying to count the number of people affected by the flood.  Zouarata Ouedraogo lost her house and belongings and came for the registration where she reports the status of her family (Photo: Kerstin Gosse/UNDP)“Early in the morning, water began to pour intomore