Environmental Best Practices in UNHCR - Western Ethiopia

Supporting livelihood security in refugee-hosting areas, Western Ethiopia

Project dates: April 2008 - December 2008 has hosted refugees from many of its neighbouring countries for more than four decades. The impact of such a large number of people - at its climax in 1985 numbering some 1.1 million refugees - cannot be underestimated.

Disaster waste management assessment, South Ossetia, Georgia

Project dates: March 2008 southern Caucasus region has experienced significant environmental degradation as a result of conflict. An assessment and consultations undertaken by ENVSEC in 2004 signalled the need to urgently find solutions to environmental problems in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh, in particular. The same review noted how an improvement in this situation could likely make a positive contribution to on-going peace building efforts in the region.

Rapid environmental assessment of the internally displaced people (IDP) situation, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Project dates: November - December 2007 tensions and the escalation of conflict between the forces of General Laurent N'kunda and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), led to the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in North Kivu Province.

Environment, health and safety (EHS) gap assessment Tabasco floods, Mexico

Project dates: January 2008

In November 2007, storms and heavy rainfall combined to deliver heavy and prolonged flooding to the state of Tabasco, south-east Mexico, with an estimated 1.5 million people affected.

The flooding resulted in large scale displacement of people and damage to housing. It also produced considerable quantities of waste which needed to be collected, sorted and disposed of properly.

Fuel-Efficient Stove Review

A programmatic review of Fuel Efficient Stove (FES) projects in the three states of Darfur, Sudan.

Project dates: March - October 2008 Network assisted CHF International and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in undertaking a programmatic review of Fuel Efficient Stove (FES) projects in the three states of Darfur, Sudan. The review, which was funded by UNEP, FAO and UNFPA, examined the full range of FES projects being implemented from the perspective of institutional approaches, efficiency and effectiveness.