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 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

Much more money is needed to help Haitians rebuild their lives

19 Feb 2010

New York, 19 February 2010—More than a month after the Haiti earthquake, Haitians are working diligently to rebuild their country and be better prepared for the hurricane season starting in June.  To support them with this effort, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has asked for $more

Match Against Poverty raises US$760,000 for Haiti

04 Feb 2010

Kaka (2nd R) celebrates his goal against the "Benfica All-Stars" with his "Zidane and Friends" team mates Daniel Alves (R), Luis Figo (L) and Edgar Davids during the "Match against Poverty" charity soccer match at Luz stadium in Lisbon January 25, 2010. With ticketsmore

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