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

Initiatives

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is an official day declared by the UN General Assembly to highlight the environmental degradation brought about by armed conflict. To celebrate this important milestone, this publication details the work being conducted by UN…

Radio Story: Hidroituango Dam, Colombia

News

This broadcast by Voces Unidas features the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit during a deployment mission in Colombia to address a series of incidents at the Hidroituango Dam. During the Spring of 2018, heavy rains in Colombia led to a series of incidents at the Hidroituango Dam, still under construction.

Activation of Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

Initiatives

As part of its collaboration with the Joint Initiative (Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action) project, the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit activated its pilot Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action in Somalia, where severe flooding has impacted the country and the neighbouring regions.

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

News

The article by the Inter Press Service (IPS) highlights how environmental emergencies can have a more exacerbated impact on women. As part of a series of stories for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018, IPS released a series of stories related to gender and emergency management. In this…

UNEP Story – Curbing Pollution from extractive industries

News

This article by UN Environment details the adverse effects of…

UNEP Story: Tackling a hurricane’s trail of waste

News

This article by UN Environment provides a first-hand account of…

Joint #Envconflictday Statement: Protecting the Environment, Protecting People

News

On 6 November 2017, 31 NGOs and 12 experts joined…

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