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

Initiatives

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)…

30th anniversary – Chernobyl disaster

News

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 light of the anniversary, a conference was held to highlight…

MSB Workshop – Disaster Waste Management

News

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…

Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and FEAT Training – Tbilisi, Georgia

News

In late November 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit delivered a three-day training on Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and the 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…

Bento Rodrigues Mining Dam Collapse – Brazil

News

On 5 November 2015, two iron ore tailing dams collapsed…

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

News

During July and August 2015, the Disaster Waste Recovery…

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

News

On October 6th 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit…

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