Archives for Sudden onset natural disaster

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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Nepal Flash Appeal for Response to Nepal Earthquake

Nepal Flash Appeal for Response to Nepal Earthquake

 

This document is produced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator and humanitarian partners. It covers the period …


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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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The International Environmental Emergencies Response System: A Case Study of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda), The Philippines

The International Environmental Emergencies Response System: A Case Study of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda), The Philippines

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The purpose of this paper is to review the multilateral response system for environmental emergencies, using,as a case study, the response to Super …


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UNDAC landslide advisory visit to Serbia June 2014

UNDAC landslide advisory visit to Serbia June 2014

Following Cyclone Tamara flooding and landslide events occurred in northern-central Serbia, from May 13-18th 2014. These events were concentrated on the Sava River and its tributaries the Drina and Kolubara. Following these …


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Planned Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change: Consolidating Good Practices and Preparing for the Future

Planned Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change: Consolidating Good Practices and Preparing for the Future

Generating a common understanding of the meaning and content of ‘planned relocation’, along with other is essential to ensure policy approaches are developed consistently and appropriately, …


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The Use of The Flash Environmental Assessment Tool In Developing Countries For Environmental Emergency Prevention, Preparedness And Response

The Use of The Flash Environmental Assessment Tool In Developing Countries For Environmental Emergency Prevention, Preparedness And Response

The evaluations from use of FEAT tool in disaster response, simulations, training and for hazard mapping provide evidence that the tool is …


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UNHCR, The Environment and Climate Change

UNHCR, The Environment and Climate Change

Humanitarian operations need to consider energy access and environmental management to enhance the well-being and protection of affected populations and the sustainability of operations. Most refugees rely on their surrounding natural environment for food, …


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