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Environment and Humanitarian Action Country Study – Afghanistan

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The Afghanistan Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) country-level study is one in a series of studies undertaken by the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) in 2015 that assesses the extent to which environmental concerns have been mainstreamed in humanitarian action. In June 2015, OCHA and UNEP undertook a two week mission to Afghanistan to better understand environmental mainstreaming in a range of contexts, including: conflict and natural disaster related internal displacement, Pakistani refugees in camps and host communities, and Afghan refugees in return and resettlement programmes. In addition, the study analysed the extent to which environmental concerns have been integrated into the Humanitarian Programme Cycle, particularly through the Environment Marker. The study presents key findings, conclusions and recommendation and provides guidance and advice to humanitarian actors on how to improve environmental mainstreaming in a protracted crisis.

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