Archives for Complex Emergency

Rapid Humanitarian Assessment in Urban Settings

Rapid Humanitarian Assessment in Urban Settings

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This Technical Brief is intended to be a starting point for improving coordinated needs assessments in urban areas.

An increasing proportion of humanitarian emergencies take place in urban environments. The Brief provides …


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Mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action

Mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action

This Topic Guide discusses why humanitarians should care about environment and climate change.

Produced by Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Topic Guide …


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Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) Missions in 2014

Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) Missions in 2014

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU).

JEU combines UNEP’s …

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Guidelines for Environmental Emergencies

Guidelines for Environmental Emergencies

These guidelines have been prepared to advise providing/donor and recipient/affected countries on how to mobilize, receive and/or provide international assistance in the event of an environmental emergency.

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Sample of National Environmental Contingency Plan

Sample of National Environmental Contingency Plan

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This is a supplemental publication to the Guidelines for the Development of a National Environmental Contingency Plan that summarizes all examples of environmental contingency plans provided in the Guidelines.


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Flexible Framework for Addressing Chemical Accident Prevention and Preparedness

Flexible Framework for Addressing Chemical Accident Prevention and Preparedness

The purpose of this guidance is to support any government that wants to develop, improve, or review their programme for chemical accident prevention and preparedness related to hazardous installations

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