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Asbestos and Humanitarian Response: A Life-Threatening Humanitarian Challenge

This note from the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week at the International Conference Center, Geneva on 7 February 2020 provides a summary of discussions and further actions to consider arising from a session on Asbestos and Humanitarian Response – a Life-Threatening Humanitarian Challenge includes key concepts of reducing the risk of asbestos in post-disaster operations. Key questions that are addressed in the summary includes what the immediate actions are and which can be taken to reduce the asbestos risk in post-disaster operations and what the long-term options are to reduce overall asbestos risk and specific risks following disasters.

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