Disasters and Conflicts


Current Field Activities

UNEP - through its Disasters & Conflicts sub-programme that was started in 1999 - has responded to crises in over 40 countries and territories including the Balkans, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Ukraine, Liberia, Japan, Iraq, China, Lebanon and Rwanda.

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UNEP Disasters and Conflicts Sub-Programme

UNEP's Disasters and Conflicts programme seeks to minimize environmental threats to human well-being from the environmental causes and consequences of conflicts and disasters.

Policy & Field

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On 6 November the UN marked the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment during War and Armed Conflict. Read the Secretary General's message

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  • Competition over fertile lands and vast mineral deposits is a key driver of conflict in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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