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IKI Project – An International Climate Initiative


Adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan African humanitarian situations: An International Climate Initiative (IKI)-funded project The UN Environment / OCHA Joint Unit is part of an inter-agency two-year project to support displaced and refugee populations in Burundi, Chad and Sudan to adapt to climate change. The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit…

Environmental Emergencies Center Newsletter 2018


The Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter provides users with valuable updates about the EEC, delivered straight to their inbox! The newsletter includes stories about recent missions, announcements, new features of the EEC online modules, recommended readings, and useful links. The newsletter also provides a list of upcoming events, and it is…

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict


On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (A/RES/56/4). Times of war can result in rapid environmental degradation as people struggle to survive and environmental management systems break…

Radio Story: Hidroituango Dam, Colombia


The JEU on air on Voces Unidas, la radio de la ONU en Colombia! During the Spring of 2018, heavy rains in Colombia led to a series of incidents at the Hidroituango Dam, still under construction. On May 2018, Colombia’s Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development formally requested technical assistance…

Activation of Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action


As part of its collaboration with the Joint Initiative (Coordination…

IPS – When Environmental Crises Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most


Trickling Effects of Environmental Crises on Women. The Inter Press…

UNEP Story – Curbing Pollution from extractive industries


Have a look at UN Environment’s article on the adverse…

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