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UNEP Story: Tackling a hurricane’s trail of waste

This article by UN Environment provides a first-hand account of the challenges facing Dominica following a series of hurricanes which struck the region in December 2017. Dan Stothart, Regional Humanitarian Affairs Officer for UN Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean, flew to Carribean following the emergency. This story provides… Read More

Opinion: As Communities Rebuild After Disaster, We Must Keep Nature In Mind

This opinion piece by Ensia Voices describes the importance of integrating environmental concerns into rebuilding efforts following natural disasters. In her opinion piece on the environment and disasters, featured in the Ensia Voices section, Anita Van Breda writes about how protecting the environment needs to be a priority when… Read More

Environment and Emergencies Training (EET) – Slovenia

From 16 to 21 September 2017, Slovenia received an edition of the Environment and Emergencies Training (EET), organized jointly by the United Nations, the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), and the Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, with financial support 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

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

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