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Technology and Information Sharing in Disaster Relief

Technology and Information Sharing in Disaster Relief

This paper seeks to examine the extent to which technological advances can enhance inter-organizational information sharing in disaster relief. Our case is the Virtual OSOCC (On-Site Operations Coordination Centre) which is a part …


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Scorched earth and charred lives

Scorched earth and charred lives

Many Syrian civilians have begun refining oil due to the drastic decline in production by professional oil refineries in Syria. The conditions in these makeshift refineries are causing enormous health and environmental pollution problems in …


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Hazardous Waste in Humanitarian Crises

Hazardous Waste in Humanitarian Crises

This report, commissioned by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Emergency Preparedness and Environment Section (EPES) in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), was completed by three researchers from …


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Vegetation Fires and Global Change: Towards enhancing fire management and wildfire preparedness capacities

Vegetation Fires and Global Change: Towards enhancing fire management and wildfire preparedness capacities

The state of vegetation fire science provides rationale for the way to address and empower society to deal with increasing wildfire threats and the responsible use of …


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Report on the Technical Support Mission following the fire at an electrical station storing PCB equipment in Paraguay

Report on the Technical Support Mission following the fire at an electrical station storing PCB equipment in Paraguay

The report presents the results of an expert mission of the United Nations in response to a fire that took place on …


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Nepal Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Country-Level Study

Nepal Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Country-Level Study

The Nepal Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) country-level study is one in a series of studies undertaken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian …


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