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

Investing in Haitian Women

06 Apr 2010

Since the 12 January 2010 earthquake, UNDP has been playing a key role in the response to the crisis in Haiti. Acknowledging that only Haitians can rebuild their country again— and build it back better— UNDP has put job creation at the centre of all its recovery activities in the cmore

UNDP Haiti receives award for "courage, commitment and teamwork"

30 Apr 2010

Washington - The US Committee for UNDP presented its second annual Julia V. Taft Award to the UNDP Country Office in Haiti on April 29, 2010, in Washington, DC. The Award, named in memory of the first Director of UNDP’s Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery, was presented in recognition omore

UN officials applaud progress made in the struggle against landmines

05 Apr 2010

The following is a statement issued jointly by members of the UN Mine Action Team on the occasion of the 2010 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.  Since the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Convention entered into force 11 years ago, there have been many signs of progress,more

Rubble removal urgently needed to restore basic services to Gazans

04 Feb 2009

Out of US$613 million requested in the Flash Appeal, UNDP funding needs total $49.3 million, more than half of which is allocated for rubble removal. (Photo: UNDP)The 22 days of intense military operations in Gaza resulted in massive destruction to public as well as private buildings and housing umore

10,000 families in Gaza to receive cash assistance for damaged homes

10 Feb 2009

Jerusalem – Families whose homes have been damaged and destroyed during the three weeks of conflict in Gaza will receive cash assistance to address their accommodation needs.  Taking into consideration family size and current socio-economic status, cash assistance will be disbursed to 10,0more

UNDP Helps Georgia Overcome Impact of Conflict

05 Feb 2009

Assistance to farmers in the Shida Kartli region. November 2008 (Photo: UNDP/David Khizanishvili)New York — Six months after warfare in Georgia displaced tens of thousands, and caused widespread social and economic disruption, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) continues to hmore