UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU)

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Prepare. Respond. Protect.

What is the JEU?
The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) is a partnership that pairs the environmental expertise of the United Nations Environment and the humanitarian response network coordinated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The Unit addresses the environmental impacts of sudden-onset disasters and accidents by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing response partners. It assists countries requesting assistance in preparedness and response to environmental emergencies.

The JEU engages in over 15 different networks and partnerships, liaising closely with UN agencies, programmes and affiliated organizations, as well as regional organisations and member states. Private sector, industry groups, academic and research institutions are also well represented among JEU partners.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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