The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Network

The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Network is an informal network aiming to avoid, minimize, or mitigate environmental impacts of humanitarian action and to promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming through collaboration and cooperation. It was established in 2013 with the objective to mainstream environmental considerations in humanitarian action. The EHA network seeks to… Read More

Haiti: Rapid environmental assessments after devastating earthquake

On 14 August 2021, a major 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, and caused particularly severe damage to the departments of Nippes, Grand’Anse and Sud, in the country’s South. A United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team deployed and supported the government-led response by providing environmental expertise. Information on the… Read More

Clean Cooking Alliance

The Clean Cooking Alliance works with a global network of partners to build an inclusive industry that makes clean cooking accessible to three billion people who live each day without it. The Clean Cooking Alliance was established in 2010 and has since been working to drive consumer demand, to mobilize… Read More

Equatorial Guinea: Rapid environmental assessments after ammonium nitrate explosions and unexploded ordnance

On 7 March 2021, a series of explosions occurred in the city of Bata, Equatorial Guinea, leaving the country in a catastrophic situation. After consultation with the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in the country, a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team was deployed to support the government-led… Read More

Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE)

Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) is a group which focuses on ensuring access to fuel and energy for cooking, heating, lighting and powering for crisis-affected populations. More than a third of the world’s population relies on traditional fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung, and agricultural waste. This… Read More

Launch of the U-NEAT+ – A tool for urban operations

The UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU), with support from Data Friendly Spaces, Joint Initiative partners, and expert reviewers, released the Urban Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (U-NEAT+) in July 2021. The urban version of the environmental screening tool comes in response to the increasing and complex trend of urban displacement that… Read More

International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG)

The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is a global network consisting of over 90 Member States and organisations under the United Nations umbrella. It primarily targets urban search and rescue (USAR) related issues, aiming to establish minimum international standards for USAR teams and a methodology for international coordination… Read More

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