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MHM in Emergencies Toolkit – Mini Guide

This adjoining document provides a brief summary of the key actions necessary for addressing MHM during emergencies. It serves as a quick read to gain a basic understanding of a complete MHM response. However, it is advised to review the complete guide when designing programs or developing response activities.

MHM in Emergencies Toolkit – Full Guide

The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies toolkit aims to provide streamlined guidance to support organizations and agencies seeking to rapidly integrate MHM into existing programming across sectors and phases.

Emergency Water Sources (WEDC, 1997)

These guidelines have been designed to help those involved in the assessment of emergency water sources to collect relevant information in a systematic way, to use this information to select a source or sources and to determine the appropriate level of treatment required to make the water suitable for drinking.

Emergency Sanitation (WEDC, 2002)

The book Emergency Sanitation: Assessment and programme design has been produced to assist those involved in planning and implementing emergency sanitation programmes. The main focus of the book is a systematic and structured approach to assessment and programme design. It provides a balance between the hardware (technical) and software (socio-cultural, institutional) aspects of sanitation programmes, and links short-term emergency response to long-term sustainability. The book is relevant to a wide range of emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters, and open and closed settings. It is suitable for field technicians, engineers and hygiene promoters, as well as staff at agency headquarters.

D405-2015a Emergency Desludgable (Raised with Holding Tanks) Latrine Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)

This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors build emergency raised desludgable latrines in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.

D-400/2015a Emergency Trench Latrine (Poles and Plastic with Raised Option) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)

This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors install emergency trench latrines (poles 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.