SUMMARY: In 2017, the United Nations Environment Assembly adopted the resolution Pollution Mitigation and Control in Areas Affected by Armed Conflict or Terrorism. In an era of increasingly complex armed conflicts and synergy across the humanitarian and development spheres, how can HMA better address the different facets of conflict pollution, from the environmental damage caused by explosive hazards and aging of explosives; the effects of climate patterns on deminers and demining programs; to the various impacts of conflict pollution on gender as well as vulnerable populations and survivors living in contaminated areas?

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Published: Monday, May 3, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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