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
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
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
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
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
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
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
11 Dec 2014:Development for the people | Abdoulaye Mar Dieye