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Environment and Humanitarian Action: Increasing Effectiveness, Sustainability and Accountability

Case Study

The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Study examines the current state of the integration of environmental concerns into humanitarian operations, and recommends collective action to improve the effectiveness, accountability and sustainability of humanitarian action.

Ensuring that environmental considerations are taken into account at the earliest possible moment of humanitarian action can make a difference – for people and the environment. Environmental stewardship during humanitarian action reduces conflict drivers and increases resilience. To be effective, however, what is needed is for the environment to be systematically integrated into humanitarian programmes and operations: this is a humanitarian responsibility, not a choice.

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