PAX for Peace – Living Under a Black Sky

Living under a black sky’ reveals how the conflict in Iraq has left a toxic trail of destruction which could have severe health consequences for communities and reconstruction efforts. Read More

Asbestos and Humanitarian Response – A Life-Threatening Humanitarian Challenge

This summary summarizes the session from the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week on Asbestos and Humanitarian response, from February 2020. Core questions posed in the session included (1) what the immediate actions, which can be taken to reduce the asbestos risks in post-disaster operations, and (2) What the long-term… Read More

UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit – Disaster Waste Management Factsheet

This factsheet describes the supporting role the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) undertakes during disaster waste management activities.  Read More

Korea oil spill: Coordination between UN & the EU Commission in environmental emergencies

This document describes a Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) undertaken by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) following an oil spill in the Republic of Korea. Read More

Environmental action in response to the Peru Earthquake: an example of best practices

This document details the rapid environmental assessment (REA) and lessons learned from the international response to an earthquake in Peru in 2007. Read More

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2012 Congo Munitions Depot Explosion

This mission report details the response deployment to the Congo Brazzaville munitions depot explosion. Read More

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2008 The Philippines Spill of pesticides

This mission report describes the finding of a team of experts deployed to the Philippines to assess a pesticides spill following Typhoon Fengshen. Read More

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