What role do women play in disaster risk governance?
Photo: Lourdes Ardón | UNDAC
Women play a significant role in disaster response and recovery stages specifically at household level. However, their roles in organizational decision making, particularly in disaster …Read More
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) completes project to assess the use of tree products by refugees in Uganda
Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/ Clement Okia
This project, titled “Sustainable use of natural resources and energy in the refugee context”, is the first …Read More
EEC 2018 Quarterly Newsletter #2
Our second newsletter is out!
The Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter provides users with valuable updates about the EEC, delivered straight to their inbox! The newsletter includes stories about recent missions, announcements, new features of the …Read More
New Open-source Blog on Oil Pollution in Libya
In his latest open-source blog, Wim Zwijnenburg, the Humanitarian Disarmament Project for the dutch NGO PAX, looks at the attacks against oil infrastructure in Libya.
“In the areas around oil terminals at …Read More
Team of Experts Deployed to the Ituango Dam in Colombia
A team of three technical experts, supported by a UN Environment team leader, will be deployed between Monday 21 May and Wednesday 23 May for two weeks. A fourth technical …Read More
Activation of Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action
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 …Read More
WHO announces new publication on chemical releases caused by natural hazard events and disasters.
Disasters resulting from natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and floods, are increasing in intensity, frequency and impact, in part due to climate change. A …Read More
Joint UN Environment/OCHA Mission in Response to Colombian Oil Spill
Following a request from the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, a Joint UN Environment/OCHA mission has been deployed to support the Government in the evaluation of …Read More
EEC 2018 Quarterly Newsletter #1
Our first newsletter of 2018 is out!
The Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter provides users with valuable updates about the EEC, delivered straight to their inbox! The newsletter includes stories about recent missions, announcements, new features …Read More
JEU’s 2017 Activities Report
From environmental response in Iraq and Bangladesh to preparedness and trainings as well as policy and advocacy, check out UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit’s major activities in 2017.