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#UNEP2015

UNEP responds to acute environmental emergencies as part of humanitarian response teams. It also conducts post-crisis assessments of environmental damage and recovery needs, and provides guidance to those involved in recovery. UNEP responded to crises and supported recovery in 22 countries over the last two years – ten of which were acute environmental emergencies. UNEP has carried out post-crisis or rapid environmental assessments in 29 countries since 2010. Between 2010 and 2014, in 88% of the assessments where UNEP identified serious risks, national governments or the UN took action to reduce those risks. While UNEP provides environmental assessments immediately after a crisis on request from the country or UN system, the organization also provides long-term support to countries that require more-sustained environmental assistance for recovery, which has meant longer-te...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/annualreport/2015/en/disasters-and-co...

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