UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU)

Since its establishment, the JEU has assisted almost 100 countries around the world, mobilizing over 200 missions.


The United Nations Environment/Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Joint Unit, also known as UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU), is housed within OCHA’s Emergency Services Branch in Geneva. Founded in 1994, it helps Member States prepare for and respond to environmental emergencies.

The Unit respond as one UN to the environmental dimensions of emergencies. It pairs UN Environment’s environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian networks. By coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners, the JEU assists countries affected by disasters and crisis and works to enhance the environmental sustainability of humanitarian action.

The team also manages the EHA Connect digital tool, as well as the Environmental Emergencies Centre, which you are currently browsing.

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