Cash Based Interventions for WASH Programmes in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2016)

This report is based on a desk-based review of secondary data, comprising published material as well as grey literature, supplemented with key informant interviews for programmes that lacked documentation. Section One summarises the current use of CBI in WASH programming. Section Two summarises the best practices and lessons learned including challenges faced, drawing on evidence from the project examples found. Section Three provides recommendations and best practice guidance for use of CBI in refugee settings. Section Four details existing tools and guidance.

UNHCR Global Strategy for Public Health 2014 – 2018 (UNHCR, 2014)

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).

UNHCR Sample ToRs for Hydrogeological Surveying (UNHCR, 2015)

These sample terms of reference may be used should WASH actors working in refugee settings with to engage the services of a Consultant to carry out hydrogeological surveys of pre-selected areas. The terms of reference cover the following areas…
Evaluating the groundwater situation based on compilation of existing relevant data (e.g. drilling logs) with additional classical hydrogeological field data collection (e.g. survey of water points, water levels, water quality) leading to the identification of favourable exploration zones
Carrying out groundwater exploratory field geophysical investigations to identify exact drilling locations, and
Supervising the drilling process and on the spot reporting on the progress.

WASH Winterization Technical Brief (UNHCR, 2015)

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.

F-101/2015a UNHCR WASH Universal Access Checklist (UNHCR, 2015)

This document has been designed to help UNHCR and WASH actors assess WASH infrastructure for potential access from the individual perspective of each type of vulnerable user in particular persons with disabilities, women, children, and the elderly.

DG-400 Design Guidelines for Toilets in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2015)

This document contains guidelines for toilets in refugee settings including: site selection; prevention of surface or ground water contamination; pit reinforcement; toilet slab strength; toilet slab anchorage; sanitary sealing; use of plastic sheeting; toilet doors; privacy walls; vector control measures; rain and stormwater protection; wash block accessories; collection of anal cleansing and sanitary materials; material specifications; handwashing stations design considerations; and environmental considerations for sourcing wood .

DG-300 Design Guidelines for Piped Water Networks in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2015)

This document contains guidelines to help UNHCR and WASH actors design piped water networks in refugee settings. It describes the minimum documentation that should be included for a water network design project.