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Join EHA, the tool connecting Environment and Humanitarian Action

The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Network was established in 2013 with the objective to mainstream environmental considerations in humanitarian action. The EHA network seeks to mitigate environmental impacts during humanitarian response and to promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming. Network members jointly work to advance… Read More

Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter 2018

The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit’s Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter provides users with valuable updates about the EEC website right to their inbox. The newsletter includes stories about recent missions, announcements, new features of the EEC online modules, recommended readings as well as useful links. The newsletter also provides… Read More

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is an official day declared by the UN General Assembly to highlight the environmental degradation brought about by armed conflict. To celebrate this important milestone, this publication details the work being conducted by UN… Read More

IPS – When Environmental Crises Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

The article by the Inter Press Service (IPS) highlights how environmental emergencies can have a more exacerbated impact on women. As part of a series of stories for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018, IPS released a series of stories related to gender and emergency management. In this… Read More

UNEP Story – Curbing Pollution from extractive industries

This article by UN Environment details the adverse effects of extractive industries by using mining accidents in Brazil and Papua New Guinea as case studies. The article explores how both communities experienced the worst mining disasters in their countries. It highlights the need for integration of local communities in the… Read More

Joint #Envconflictday Statement: Protecting the Environment, Protecting People

On 6 November 2017, 31 NGOs and 12 experts joined forces and used the United Nations’ International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict as an opportunity to advocate for greater progress in efforts to protect people and the environment from the impact of… Read More

The Joint Initiative – the Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action

A Joint Initiative to improve engagement and coordination between environmental and humanitarian actors The Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action – The Joint Initiative – is a unique, multi-stakeholder project that convenes environmental and humanitarian actors to work together towards minimizing the environmental causes and consequences of… Read More

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