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dc.contributor.authorBjerregaard, Martin*
dc.contributor.authorMeekings, Helen*
dc.contributor.authorForster, Tim*
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-01T09:41:49Zen
dc.date.available2011-04-01T09:41:49Zen
dc.date.issued2008-05-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/126688
dc.description<p>Earthquakes, Tsunamis, major hurricanes and large-scale flooding can create large quantities waste, of building debris, rubble, sediments, organic waste and possibly even toxic wastes. Such waste poses not only a threat to public health, but can also seriously hinder relief programmes and the subsequent reconstruction efforts. The uncontrolled dumping of such wastes impacts negatively on public health and can have a detrimental impact on the environment. Incorrect waste disposal can lead to chemicals and heavy metals leaching into the groundwater, increased vermin presence, negative odour and visual impact. Large quantities of visible waste have a negative psychological impact on affected communities. In spite of this, these wastes can provide a valuable resource to the reconstruction works through recycling and reuse to provide construction materials and income generating opportunities. The population can also play a positive role in planning and implementing environmental clean-up activities.</p>en_US
dc.format.extent6en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOxfam Technical Briefing Notesen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/large-scale-environmental-clean-up-campaigns-126688
dc.subjectHumanitarian
dc.subjectConflict and disasters
dc.titleLarge Scale Environmental Clean up Campaignsen_US
dc.typeTechnical briefingen_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfam.en_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWater and sanitationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordHumanitarian practiceen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordConflicten_US
oxfam.subject.keywordDisastersen_US
dc.year.issuedate2008en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-17T00:57:36Z


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