International support tools / services for wildfire emergency response

The preparedness and response tools for wildland fires made available by the Global Fire Monitoring Center. Read More

Rapid Environmental Assessment of Kakhovka Dam Breach (Ukraine, 2023)

This report contains a preliminary analysis of the environmental impacts of the Kakhovka dam breach, which occurred in the early hours of 6 June 2023. It explores the environmental impacts of the breach through highlighting both potential impacts (those yet to be established) and measurable or observable changes. A detailed… Read More


Dans sa Stratégie opérationnelle pour la résilience climatique et la durabilité environnementale 2022-2025, le HautCommissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) s’engage à améliorer la durabilité environnementale de sa chaîne d’approvisionnement de bout en bout, car l’ensemble de ses articles de premiers secours (« core relief items… Read More

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Rapid environmental assessments after La Soufrière volcano eruption

La Soufrière volcano entered in eruption on 9 April 2021, leading to ash plumes of up to 20,000 feet heading east. The UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) dispatched a team embedding environmental expertise to support the government-led response. An environmental mission report is accessible here.   The landscape of… Read More

Sri Lanka: Rapid assessments on acute environmental risks after X-Press Pearl Maritime Disaster

On 20 May 2021, the MV X-Press Pearl container ship caught fire and started sinking on early June, releasing fuel oil, dangerous chemicals, and plastic pellets – among other materials – in the Laccadive sea as it was anchored around 9 nautical miles (17 kilometers) northwest of the Port of… Read More

Guyana: Rapid assessments of environmental risks during months-long floods

Since May 2021, important floods consecutively to heavy rains impacted all regions of Guyana, leading to the official declaration of the situation as national disaster. In response to a request from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – which was supporting the Government of Guyana to implement a… Read More

Haiti: Rapid environmental assessments after devastating earthquake

On 14 August 2021, a major 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, and caused particularly severe damage to the departments of Nippes, Grand’Anse and Sud, in the country’s South. A United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team deployed and supported the government-led response by providing environmental expertise. Information on the… Read More

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