UN environmental team on standby to help China Russia in river pollution

The Joint UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Environment Unit said today it was ready to deploy experts to conduct any activities that may be required, including an environmental assessment, or to provide technical support to Government authorities.To date, however, no official request for international help has been received.The Unit continues to monitor the situation and remains in close contact with a number of potential donor governments and other relevant partners, including the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in China, OCHA Moscow, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and UNEP.

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