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

Landmine clearance critical to boost Iraqi economy

06 Apr 2009

Baghdad - An estimated 20 million landmines and 2.66 million cluster bomblets are contaminating Iraq’s oil fields and farmlands, impeding economic recovery according to government figures.To mark International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the Government of Iraq and tmore

International Day for Mine Awareness

03 Apr 2009

UNDP continues to help developing countries to get rid of mines and explosive remnants of war New York - On the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, United Nations officials reminded the world that landmines and explosive remnants of war are continuing to kill or inmore

A second life for refugee camps in north-western Tanzania

17 Dec 2009

Adela took her child to Muyovosi for blood. (Photo: Anu Hautalampi/UNDP)Situated in the north-west of Tanzania, the regions of Kigoma and Kagera are among the poorest and most marginalized areas in the country. For decades, Kigoma and Kagera have hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees from the smore

Building back better in Bangladesh

10 Jul 2009

In 2007, Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, a densely populated developing country that is buffeted by increasingly worse cyclones, floods and monsoons. Sidr brought Bangladesh’s river delta region to its knees, killing 3,363 people and damaging or destroying the homes of 1.5 million families. A jmore

A blind community saves the wetlands in Peru

10 Jul 2009

At 28, Joana Manrique now has a lot of vitality and strength.  But this wasn’t always the case.A victim of severe domestic violence, Joana lost her eyesight and was left alone with a small daughter to take care of in San Andrés, located in the Pisco district of Peru.  But the resilient accoumore

Women Count for Peace: UNDP welcomes women activists

21 Oct 2010

In observance of the tenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 — the landmark document to ensure women’s peace and security in post-conflict situations —  Open Days on Women, Peace and Security were held in 25 post-conflict countries from June to September 2010. more