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Guyana: Rapid assessments of environmental risks during months-long floods

Since May 2021, important floods consecutively to heavy rains impacted all regions of Guyana, leading to the official declaration of the situation as national disaster. In response to a request from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – which was supporting the Government of Guyana to implement a… 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

Protection and the Environment

This report analyses the nexus between the protection of civilians and the environment in humanitarian operations. The study focused on examining the type of harms that come out of this nexus, as well as reviewing best guidance and practices existing in the field. Finally, it underlines how the protection sector… Read More

Waste Not, Want Not

A growing number of people need humanitarian assistance (UNOCHA, 2020), which is intended to save lives, alleviate suffering and restore human dignity during and after manmade crises and disasters caused by natural hazards (Good Humanitarian Donorship, n.d.). At the same time, solid waste management (SWM) is a rising development challenge… Read More

Colombia – NEAT+ Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations, November 2019

This report presents the results of an environmental scoping mission using the Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) by the UNEP / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to the Integrated Assistance Centre (Centro de Atención Integral, or CAI) in Maicao, northeastern Colombia. 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

Myanmar – NEAT+ Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations, October 2019

This report presents the results of an environmental scoping mission using the Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) by the UNEP / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to Hpa An Township, Kayin State in Southeast Myanmar. Download the NEAT+ Myanmar Environmental Scoping… Read More

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