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Opinion: As Communities Rebuild After Disaster, We Must Keep Nature In Mind


In her opinion piece on the environment and disasters, featured in Ensia Voices section, Anita Van Breda writes about how protecting the environment needs to be a priority when rebuilding communities after disaster strikes. Read her entire piece here.

30th anniversary – Chernobyl disaster


Thirty years on, the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl still has an important impact on the lives of people in Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. However, communities have shown unparalleled resolve to chart a more sustainable future. In his address to the conference participants, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that…

MSB Workshop – Disaster Waste Management


In March 2016 a three-day workshop on the topic of “disaster waste management generated during typhoons, earthquakes and conflicts” was organised by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) in Sweden. The MSB stand-by roster personnel was the main target audience. Sweden experts shared experience in regards to disaster waste during…

Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and FEAT Training -Tbilisi, Georgia


In late November 2015, he UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit delivered three-day training on Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) in Tbilisi, Georgia on 24-26 November 2015. The training saw participation of 30 representatives of the Emergency Management Agency, Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources Protection and Economics…

Bento Rodrigues Mining Dam Collapse – Brazil


On November 5th, two iron ore tailing dams collapsed in…

UNDP & Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR) Emergency Waste assessment – Yemen


During July and August 2015, the Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR)…

Training of Trainers (ToT) in Capacity-Building – Armenia


October 6th 2015 is the first day of the Training…

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