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.
The forthcoming Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme (PREP) Training Course is set to be held in Sigriswil, Switzerland from 3 to 8 June 2018. PREP is a foundational learning programme on humanitarian response. The course brings together humanitarian …Read More
Calling All Young Champions of the Earth!
Our environment is under stress and the evidence is everywhere. But what are you doing about it? Now more than ever, those of us who care for the natural world must stand up …Read More
A Visit to Donbas and Forgotten Environmental Flash Points
The Digital Forensic Research Lab conducted an eye-opening interview with Wim Zwijnenburg, the Humanitarian Disarmament Project Leader for PAX, which is a Dutch NGO that strives to reduce the effects of …Read More
Trickling Effects of Environmental Crises on Women
The Inter Press Service (IPS) recently highlighted the implications of environmental crises on women across the world as part of a series of stories for this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March …Read More
The Promise of Cash Transfers through an Environmental Lens
Few humanitarian donors or practitioners today would contest the relevance of the environment in humanitarian response, or its inherent linkages to disaster, climate and conflict risk and vulnerability.
But does this …Read More
How SAFE access to energy can make a difference in refugees’ lives
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is working with partners on the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy initiative (SAFE) to address people’s energy needs …Read More