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Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations

The report presents the results of a September 2019 environmental scoping mission by the UN Environment Programme / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The Bidibidi Refugee Settlement is located in the West Nile Area of Uganda, and is home to over 270,000… Read More

Joint Initiative On Sustainable Humanitarian Assistance Packaging Waste Management

As the demand for humanitarian assistance grows, so does the need for more sustainable packaging solutions. Plastic waste in Haiti. Photo credit: UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit The Joint Initiative for Sustainable Humanitarian Packaging Waste Management is a unique collective that convenes humanitarian actors from the UN system, NGOs, bilateral and… Read More

Technical mission to assess the pollution of Río la Pasión, Guatemala 2015

The Environmental Experts’ Hub (EEHub)

The Environmental Experts Hub (EEHub) provides practical guidance to experts deploying for environmental emergency preparedness and response missions through the UN Environment / OCHA Joint Unit (JEU). On this page, you will find all the necessary information, guidance, tools and training materials in preparation for… Read More

The Story Behind The EEC Logo

The Environmental Emergencies Centre is a knowledge hub for experts working in the environmental and humanitarian fields. The Centre invites representatives from governments, communities, international organizations, the private sector and civil society organizations to strengthen their knowledge and skills for preparing and respondign to environmental emergencies. The website offers guidance, training,… Read More

Contribute to EHA Connect

EHA Connect is an online platform developed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit which works to strengthen the links between humanitarian and environmental spheres. The platform allows environmental actors to get involved in disaster management activities and provides an opportunity for humanitarian actors to mainstream environmental concerns… Read More

Rapid Environmental Assessment Tool (REA)

The Rapid Environmental Assessment Tool (REA) is a methodology for rapidly assessing and analyzing the environmental context of a particular crisis or disaster. When applied, it enables strategic and efficient response planning to mitigate identified priority environmental risks. The Rapid Environmental Assessment process has been successfully applied in numerous… Read More

NEAT+ tool Piloting in Zambia

The Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) is a tool developed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit which allows humanitarian practitioners implementing projects in crisis settings to quickly gain an overview of the environmental risks associated with their activities. NEAT+ combines information on available environmental sensitivities with site-specific data, allowing… Read More

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