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
Energy-efficient and disaster proof transitionalshelter in Gilgit Baltista. (Photo: UNDP)Islamabad ― Fifty families uprooted by devastating floods earlier this year in Pakistan’s northernmost province of Gilgit-Baltistan have moved into new houses they helped to built with support of themore
A UNDP-supported conflict recovery project in Lebanon , in collaboration with the Government, is breaking down prevailing stereotypes held by Palestinian and Lebanese youth through a very unique program. The summer school brings together 22 Lebanese and Palestinian young people in an isolamore
UN agencies participated in the preparation of a Flash Appeal for US$ 2.7 million to support the Namibian Government’s response (Photo: UNDP)Since early 2009, torrential rains and severe flooding in the north-central and north-eastern regions of Namibia have killed almost 100 people.Out of omore
Amidst the cheering, drumming and dancing of women from Sudan’s Missiriya tribe in Um Khaer village in the Sudanese county of Abyei, a group of Missiriya representatives from this traditionally nomadic tribe gathered on December 14, 2009 for a historic meeting with representatives from themore
An antique villa courtyard in Rimac converted into poor urban settlement for the poor. (Photo: Lorry Salcedo) In Peru about half a million people dwell in slums enclosed within historical architectural gems. In downtown Lima, UNESCO heritage site and once Smore
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