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UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) Missions in 2016


The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) facilitated 10 MISSIONS IN 2016, providing support and expertise on environmental emergency assessments, and conducting training that delivers knowledge and understanding of effective response to environmental emergencies. JEU also provided technical experts with specialized skills to UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) missions. Assistance was…

MOOC – Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace


Natural resources and the environment as a vehicle for peace. Conflicts over natural resources and the environment are among the greatest challenges in 21st-century geopolitics. These conflicts present serious threats to human security at both the national and local levels. Natural resources and the environment can nonetheless serve as a…

Rapid Environmental Assessment Tool (REA)


The Rapid Environmental Assessment Tool (REA) is a methodology for rapidly assessing and analyzing the environmental context of a particular crisis or disaster. When applied, it enables strategic and efficient response planning to mitigate identified priority environmental risks. The REA process has been successfully applied in numerous disasters for more…

Contribute to EHA Connect


EHA Connect is a is an online platform working to strengthen the links between humanitarian and environmental spheres. It allows environmental actors to get involved in disaster management activities and provides an opportunity for humanitarian actors to mainstream environmental concerns in preparedness, response and recovery. EHA Connect is the…

Join EHA, the tool connecting Environment and Humanitarian Action


The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Network…

NEAT+ Piloting – Zambia


The Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) allows humanitarian practitioners implementing…

IKI Project – An International Climate Initiative


Adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan African humanitarian situations: An…

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