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30th anniversary – Chernobyl disaster

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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…

MSB Workshop – Disaster Waste Management

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In March 2016, a three-day workshop on the topic of “disaster waste management generated during typhoons, earthquakes and conflicts” was organised by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) in Sweden. The MSB stand-by roster personnel was the main target audience. Sweden experts shared experience in regards to disaster waste…

Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and FEAT Training – Tbilisi, Georgia

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In late November 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit delivered a three-day training on Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) in Tbilisi, Georgia on 24-26 November 2015. The training saw participation of 30 representatives of the Emergency Management Agency, Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources…

Bento Rodrigues Mining Dam Collapse – Brazil

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On 5 November 2015, two iron ore tailing dams collapsed in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, spilling liquid waste into the town of Bento Rodrigues. Nine people were killed and thousands have been affected. Bento Rodrigues is located in southeastern Brazil, with a population of 620. The town hosts an iron…

UNDP & Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR) Emergency Waste assessment – Yemen

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During July and August 2015, the Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR) carried out an in-depth Emergency Waste Assessment in six governorates of Yemen in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Due to shelling and street-level fighting, it was impossible for DWR to deploy experts directly to affected areas.

Training of Trainers (ToT) in Capacity-Building – Armenia

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On October 6th 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) and UNDP Armenia hosted the Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop with representatives of the teaching staff of the Crisis Management State Academy of Armenia and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations Rescue Services.  The ToT provides participants…

UNECE – Oil Spill Project Moldova, Romania and Ukraine

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For the first time, on 24 March 2015, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine tested how the three countries would jointly cooperate to respond to an industrial accident with possible transboundary consequences, such as an oil spill that might reach the Danube Delta. The Danube river is shared…

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