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Managing the waste of humanitarian programmes

The issue of humanitarian waste management is the subject of a new report by Groupe URD based on a case study carried out in Haiti in partnership with the NGO CEFREPADE. NGOs, donors and United Nations agencies have been looking into the issue of environmental impact for a number of years, and notably the issue of waste generated by humanitarian programmes. This study maps existing recycling initiatives in Haiti and proposes solutions to improve waste prevention and management practices amongst aid actors in Haiti and within the sector in general.

This thorny issue will also be on the agenda at the next meeting of the Humanitarian Environment Network in Paris on 13 March. The meeting will be an opportunity for aid organisations to discuss their practices and their needs in this area and will be attended by PU AMI, CARE France, MSF France, CEFREPADE, NUTRISET, Joint Environment Unit (OCHA/UNEP), ICRC, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL, the French Red Cross, the FAO and Groupe URD.