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Join EHA, the tool connecting Environment and Humanitarian Action

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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…

Joint Initiative News Bulletins

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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 crises and improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian aid. The initiative aims to improve coordination between environmental and humanitarian actors with particular focus…

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

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The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is an official day declared by the UN General Assembly to highlight the environmental degradation brought about by armed conflict. To celebrate this important milestone, this publication details the work being conducted by UN…

Activation of Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

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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.

Environment and Emergencies Training (EET) – Slovenia

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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…

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) Missions in 2016

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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)…

Green Star Awards – Excellence in Preparedness, Prevention & Response

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The Green Star Awards is a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Green Cross International. The purpose of the Green Star Awards (GSA) event is to recognize outstanding individuals or organisations that have made…

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