Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is a regional intergovernmental agency for disaster management in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It provides coordinated response to natural and human-induced hazards within the Caribbean Region. The CDEMA works through an integrated disaster management approach with the goal of reducing the risks and losses… Read More

Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

The organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) fosters political and economic cooperation among its twelve Member States. Through the organisation, the governments of the participating states have created a common agreement, regarding collaboration on emergency assistance and emergency response to natural and human-made disasters. The agreement implicates that… Read More

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)  is a collaboration of Member States with aims to improve preparedness and response to environmental emergencies. By signing the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), the ASEAN Member States have agreed to provide effective mechanisms to achieve substantial reduction… Read More

How do the Climate Crisis and Conflicts Bind Humanitarians and Environmentalists?

This article by Wim Zwijnenburg (PAX for Peace) reflects on the growing interest and visibility of the environment during the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2020 (HNPW) in Geneva and stresses the need to address environmental issues in humanitarian response. Photo: Oil slick in the… Read More

The European Union Civil Protection Mechanism

The Union Civil Protection Mechanism is an initiative of the European Commission to constitute a framework for cooperation in disaster preparedness, prevention and response. The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen cooperation between Participating States in the field of civil protection, aiming to improve prevention, preparedness and response to… Read More

The Bahamas: Rapid assessment of acute environmental risks after Hurricane Dorian

Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in The Bahamas on 1 September 2019, leaving a trail of devastation behind. A United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team, embedding environmental expertise, was dispatched to support the government-led response. The full environmental mission report is accessible here. This… Read More

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the leading humanitarian organization active in post-disaster and post-conflict relief and rehabilitation. It works to reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen resilience and foster a culture of peace and sustainability around the world. It does so by improving humanitarian standards,… Read More

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