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Protection and the Environment

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This report analyses the nexus between the protection of civilians and the environment in humanitarian operations. The study focused on examining the type of harms that come out of this nexus, as well as reviewing best guidance and practices existing in the field. Finally, it underlines how the protection sector…

Waste Not, Want Not

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A growing number of people need humanitarian assistance (UNOCHA, 2020), which is intended to save lives, alleviate suffering and restore human dignity during and after manmade crises and disasters caused by natural hazards (Good Humanitarian Donorship, n.d.). At the same time, solid waste management (SWM) is a rising development challenge…

Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations

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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…

Joint Initiative On Sustainable Humanitarian Assistance Packaging Waste Management

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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…

The Environmental Experts’ Hub (EEHub)

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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…

Contribute to EHA Connect

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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…

Rapid Environmental Assessment Tool (REA)

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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…

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