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

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

IKI Project – An International Climate Initiative

The Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan African Humanitarian situations is an inter-agency initiative which aims to strengthen climate change adaptation in target humanitarian hot spots. The project supports vulnerable communities, internally displaced people, refugees and host communities that face climate-related risks in Burundi, Chad and Sudan. The projects involves… 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

Radio Story: Hidroituango Dam, Colombia

This broadcast by Voces Unidas features the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit during a deployment mission in Colombia to address a series of incidents at the Hidroituango Dam. During the Spring of 2018, heavy rains in Colombia led to a series of incidents at the Hidroituango Dam, still under construction. Read More

Activation of Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

As part of its collaboration with the Joint Initiative (Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action) project, the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit activated its pilot Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action in Somalia, where severe flooding has impacted the country and the neighbouring regions. 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

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