This document contains materials to help UNHCR and WASH actors build post emergency household pour flush toilet and bathing units with septic tanks and drain fields in refugee settings.
This document provides a quick summary of the most important WASH related diseases for refugee settings and includes a list of recommended control strategies.
The Sphere Handbook is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards for the delivery of quality humanitarian response.
- Tags: Bathing Facilities, Capacity Building, Communal Toilets, Cross Cutting, Disability, Disease Vector Control, Drainage, Environment, Excreta Management, Gender, Gender Based Violence, Grey Water Disposal, Handwashing with Soap, Household Water Treatment, Human Right to Water / Sanitation, Hygiene Promotion, Laundering Facilities, Menstruation Hygiene Management, Piped Water Networks, Protection, Public Health, Solid Waste Management, WASH Assessments, WASH Coordination, WASH Monitoring, WASH Programme Management, Water Quality Testing and Surveillance, Water Safety Plans, and Water Supply. Languages: English. Organisations: SPHERE. Categories: WASH Reference Documents.
This document describes UNHCR’s global strategy for public health through a set of guiding principles and strategic approaches including protection; age, gender and diversity; equity; access; sustainability; community empowerment; appropriateness and reliability; partnerships and coordination; capacity building; communication and advocacy; integrated approaches; measurement and monitoring; and innovation. The document describes strategic objectives and enabling actions per sub-sector (Public Health, HIV and Reproductive Health, Food Security and Nutrition, and WASH).
- Tags: Capacity Building, Disease Vector Control, Excreta Management, Gender, Gender Based Violence, Human Right to Water / Sanitation, Hygiene Promotion, Protection, Public Health, Value for Money, WASH Coordination, WASH Monitoring, WASH Strategy Development, and Water Supply. Languages: English. Organisations: UNHCR. Categories: WASH Guidelines, WASH Operational Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, and WASH Reference Documents.
The purpose of the manual is to provide practical guidance on how to select, design, construct and maintain appropriate excreta disposal systems in emergency situations. Relevant situations include natural disasters, relief for refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and complex emergencies, focusing on rural and peri-urban areas. The manual presents a process, which can be followed to assess the current excreta disposal needs and priorities, and to design an appropriate programme to respond to those needs. It can also be used to select appropriate excreta disposal technologies, systems, and hygiene promotion interventions. The manual provides guidance on how to plan, design and construct systems, and how to maintain and promote appropriate use of those systems.
Refugees are at high risk for communicable diseases due to overcrowding and poor water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions. Handwashing with soap removes pathogens from hands and reduces disease risk. A hepatitis E outbreak in the refugee camps of Maban County, South Sudan in 2012 prompted increased hygiene promotion and improved provision of soap, handwashing stations, and latrines. We conducted a study 1 year after the outbreak to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the refugees in Maban County.
This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors build household toilet and bathing units (domed slab) in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.
A summary of UNHCR water, excreta management, solid waste management, disease vector control and hygiene promotion standards and indicators for emergency and post emergency refugee settings including means of verification.
- Tags: Bathing Facilities, Disease Vector Control, Drainage, Excreta Management, Handwashing with Soap, Hygiene Promotion, Solid Waste Management, WASH Assessments, WASH Monitoring, WASH Strategy Development, Water Quality Testing and Surveillance, and Water Supply. Languages: English. Organisations: UNHCR. Categories: WASH Indicators and Standards.
This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors install emergency communal shower blocks (wood and plastic) in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.
This technical brief is intended to provide guidance for UNHCR staff and Partners involved in winterization of WASH facilities in the current European refugee and migrant situation.
- Tags: Bathing Facilities, Cold Climates, Cross Cutting, Excreta Management, Hygiene Promotion, Piped Water Networks, and Water Supply. Locations: Central Europe and the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, and Europe. Languages: English. Organisations: UNHCR. Categories: WASH Emergency Guidelines, WASH Emergency Tools, WASH Guidelines, WASH Operational Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, and WASH Reference Documents.