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The Environmental Experts’ Hub (EEHub)

Initiatives

The Environmental Experts Hub (EEHub) provides practical guidance to experts deploying for environmental emergency preparedness and response missions through the UN Environment / OCHA Joint Unit (JEU). On this page, you will find all the necessary information, guidance, tools and training materials in preparation for…

The Bahamas: Rapid assessment of acute environmental risks after Hurricane Dorian

Mission Report

Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in The Bahamas on 1 September 2019, leaving a trail of devastation behind. A United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team, embedding environmental expertise, was dispatched to support the government-led response. The full environmental mission report is accessible here. This…

Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations

Initiatives

The report presents the results of a September 2019 environmental scoping mission by the UN Environment Programme / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The Bidibidi Refugee Settlement is located in the West Nile Area of Uganda, and is home to over 270,000…

Scoping for Humanitarian Packaging Waste Environmental Assessment

Initiatives

This scoping mission led by USAID in collaboration with the Joint Initiative aims to evaluate existing humanitarian aid delivery systems in order to identify pragmatic, cost-effective approaches to reducing packaging waste during humanitarian interventions. Countries which request humanitarian assistance often have insufficient waste management systems to  handle the…

Join EHA, the tool connecting Environment and Humanitarian Action

Initiatives

The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA)…

NEAT+ tool Piloting in Zambia

Initiatives

The Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) is a tool developed…

Rapid Environmental Assessment Tool (REA)

Initiatives

The Rapid Environmental Assessment Tool (REA) is a methodology…

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