Virtual Environmental and Humanitarian Adviser Tool – (VEHA Tool) is a tool
to easily integrate environmental considerations in humanitarian response. Field Implementation guidances are useful for the design and execution of humanitarian activities in the field.
Local environmental conditions can affect the mode of transport visiting teams use to travel between locations. Local environmental conditions will also significantly affect the types of infections/outbreaks that may occur in a country and therefore the equipment and resources a team may bring with them.
Changing climate and local environmental degradation will also influence the types of infections / diseases that a location is susceptible to.
Ensure traditions are safeguarded if needed, such as different transportation vehicles for men and women.
Natural Resource depletion
Use of local staff and minimise transports when possible
The FCDO in responding to the Global Covid-19 response used returning staff repatriation flights to bring medical teams into countries, including Bangladesh. This both helped with the pandemic response and also reduced emissions from separate flights.
# of successful investigation teams
Additional time to assess and mitigate the impacts