WASH GUIDELINES

F-200/2015a Summary of Important WASH Diseases in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2015)


This document provides a quick summary of the most important WASH related diseases for refugee settings and includes a list of recommended control strategies.


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).


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.


OG-802 Operational Guidelines for Staff Health and Safety in Refugee WASH Programmes (UNHCR, 2015)


This document provides health and safety guidelines for refugee WASH programmes for staff are involved in either: cleaning of toilets; maintenance of toilets; desludging of toilets; the collection and movement of excreta; the collection or movement of solid wastes; the handling of vector control or water treatment chemicals; any staff who may potentially come into contact with excreta, sewage, wastewater, solid waste, medical waste or any other sources of (potential) infection.


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.


Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage in Refugee Situations, (UNHCR, 2015)


This document contains guidelines to help WASH actors in refugee settings select household water treatment products. The document includes an overview of: • Categories of HWTS; • Health benefits; • When to use HWTS and existing decision tree; • Criteria regarding HWT to be considered by the field; • Mandatory components; • UNHCR Checklist for HWTS; • HWT concerns; • Household water treatment cards; • Safe water storage;• Further reading; • Acknowledgement


Hepatitis E Response in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2015)


This brief is intended to highlight key elements of an effective response to an outbreak of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in refugee setting. It focuses on specific response actions, including the review of common risks associated with health, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The overall implementation of response actions and mode of operation should be context specific, as highlighted by the examples given from Dadaab (Ifo) Kenya and South Sudan.