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How do the Climate Crisis and Conflicts Bind Humanitarians and Environmentalists?

News

This article by Wim Zwijnenburg (PAX for Peace) reflects on the growing interest and visibility of the environment during the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2020 (HNPW) in Geneva and stresses the need to address environmental issues in humanitarian response. Photo: Oil slick in the…

Myanmar – NEAT+ Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations, October 2019

Mission Report

This report presents the results of an environmental scoping mission using the Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) by the UNEP / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to Hpa An Township, Kayin State in Southeast Myanmar. Download the NEAT+ Myanmar Environmental Scoping…

The Bahamas: Rapid assessment of acute environmental risks after Hurricane Dorian

Mission Report

Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in The Bahamas on 1 September 2019, leaving a trail of devastation behind. A United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team, embedding environmental expertise, was dispatched to support the government-led response. The full environmental mission report is accessible here. This…

Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations

Initiatives

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

Initiatives

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…

The Story Behind The EEC Logo

News

The Environmental Emergencies Centre is a knowledge hub for experts working in the environmental and humanitarian fields. The Centre invites representatives from governments, communities, international organizations, the private sector and civil society organizations to strengthen their knowledge and skills for preparing and respondign to environmental emergencies. The website offers guidance, training,…

Contribute to EHA Connect

Initiatives

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…

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