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.
There are environmental factors affecting the way in which health items are provided or distributed. These include transportation of first aid kits as well as the provision of training. For example, high levels of humidity or rainfall might make it necessary to wrap items in impermeable packaging or tarpaulins, and how are these disposed of after the distribution. This may also include the state of roads, which may be affected by landslides or extreme weather events that make transportation by road impossible. There are also different climatic or environmental factors that might increase the use of health items or accelerate the deterioration of stored essential medical items.
Ensure traditions are safeguarded if needed, such as different transportation vehicles for men and women.
Natural resource depletion
Prevention of environmental damage