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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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Humanitarian assistance demands continue to rise in parallel with an increasingly urgent and underfunded global solid waste management crisis. This waste management crisis disproportionately affects countries that commonly receive humanitarian assistance, many of which often lack sufficient infrastructure or management systems to handle the country’s regularly produced solid waste, let…

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…

NEAT+ tool Piloting in Zambia

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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…

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