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JEU & MSB Workshop – Call for action for better disaster waste management

This workshop hosted by the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit and MSB called for greater action regarding disaster waste management. Disaster waste presents a major impediment to rescue operations and the delivery of humanitarian aid. It poses a risk not only to the health and safety of humans, but also to the… Read More

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) Missions in 2016

The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) facilitated 10 missions in 2016, providing support and expertise on environmental emergency assessments, and conducting training that delivers knowledge and understanding of effective response to environmental emergencies. JEU also provided technical experts with specialized skills to UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC)… Read More

30th anniversary – Chernobyl disaster

Thirty years on, the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl still has an important impact on the lives of people in Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. However, communities have shown unparalleled resolve to chart a more sustainable future. In light of the anniversary, a conference was held to highlight… Read More

Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and FEAT Training – Tbilisi, Georgia

In late November 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit delivered a three-day training on Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) in Tbilisi, Georgia on 24-26 November 2015. The training saw participation of 30 representatives of the Emergency Management Agency, Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources… Read More

UNDP & Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR) Emergency Waste assessment – Yemen

During July and August 2015, the Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR) carried out an in-depth Emergency Waste Assessment in six governorates of Yemen in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Due to shelling and street-level fighting, it was impossible for DWR to deploy experts directly to affected areas. Read More

Training of Trainers (ToT) in Capacity-Building – Armenia

On October 6th 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) and UNDP Armenia hosted the Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop with representatives of the teaching staff of the Crisis Management State Academy of Armenia and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations Rescue Services.  The ToT provides participants… Read More

UNECE – Oil Spill Project Moldova, Romania and Ukraine

For the first time, on 24 March 2015, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine tested how the three countries would jointly cooperate to respond to an industrial accident with possible transboundary consequences, such as an oil spill that might reach the Danube Delta. The Danube river is shared… Read More

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