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UNHCR WASH Guidelines on Camps Closure (UNHCR, 2014)

This brief is intended to highlight key WASH elements for camps closure. It focuses on specific actions, including the highlights of public health risks associated with health, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) when dealing with decommissioning of WASH infrastructures. The overall closure implementation actions and modus operandi should be context specific and properly planned in coordination with key stakeholders.

Improving Sanitation in Refugee Camps (UNHCR and Boston Consulting Group, 2015)

The report examines the feasibility of a wide range of standard sanitation technologies in addition to sanitation innovations in refugee contexts (including miniaturized biogas, reinvented toilets, new processor technologies, SMS dispatching, pay per use toilets, sale of by-products). Technologies were evaluated based on upfront investment cost; technology viability, suitable size and transportability; flexibility and resilience; and value for money.

    Organisations: BCG.

F-400/2015a Toilet Infrastructure Sanitary Survey Form (UNHCR, 2015)

This sanitary survey form can be used to monitor and evaluate the condition of communal and public toilet blocks in a refugee setting. The main purpose of this tool is to rapidly identify public health and protection related risks. The tool can also be used in the medium term to monitor trends in the condition of toilet infrastructure.

F-300/2015a Borehole Drilling Log and Pump Test Template (UNHCR, 2015)

This is the standard UNHCR borehole drilling log and pump test template available in PDF and MSWord formats. WASH actors should ensure that a drilling log, development log, constant discharge pump test, and step drawdown pump test are completed for every borehole installed. Copies should be kept by the drilling agency, the WASH actor, national regulatory authorities, and UNHCR.

UNHCR WASH Manual – Preliminary Version (UNHCR, 2015)

The UNHCR WASH Manual is a comprehensive and authoritative reference document for WASH interventions in refugee settings, built upon the experience of UNHCR and WASH organisations.