Thursday, July 4, 2019

Why Environmental and Humanitarian Action Must Be Linked

Environmental and humanitarian action is often understood as two different sectors. However, the lack of awareness regarding its intersections could lead to further long-term devastation. With the growing number of crises around the world, humanitarian actors are essential. They are often the first responders during and after a crisis, providing urgent, life-saving assistance. However, there is an increasing need for such actors to pay attention to long-term implications of operations, particularly with regards to the environment. Environmental degradation is causing humanitarian crises, and humanitarian crises are exacerbating areas that are already under a lot of strain. Read More