UNHCR WASH RESOURCES

WASH in Schools for Girls E-Course


This publication provides a summary of the 12 modules of the WASH in Schools for Girls E-Course developed by Emory University and UNICEF.


Tools for Assessing Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools


These tools for assessing menstrual hygiene management in schools were developed by Emory University and UNICEF in 2012 and are meant to be used and adapted for MHM assessments in schools around the world.


Container-based Toilets with Solid Fuel Briquettes Guidelines


These Best Practice Guidelines were developed by Sanivation, a private sanitation company based in Kenya under UNHCR’s “Waste to Value” Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Guidelines are based on ongoing operational research in Kakuma Refugee Camp in partnership with UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and will be update at the end of the Project in 2019.


Tiger Worm Toilet Guidelines


These Best Practice Guidelines were developed by Oxfam under UNHCR’s “Waste to Value” Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Guidelines are based on operational research conducted in 2016 and 2017 in Jewi Refugee Camp in Ethiopia, where the Tiger Worm Toilets remain in operation and under regular monitoring.


UNHCR WASH EQUIPMENT CATALOGUE


This WASH Equipment Catalogue has been produced by UNHCR’s WASH and Procurement Departments to improve the acquisition and effective procurement of WASH relief items.

The catalogue includes specifications and quality requirements for standard WASH equipment items such as pumps, tapstands, water tanks and water testing equipment.


UNHCR Urine Diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT) Standard Operating Procedures


Double vault Urine Diversion Dry Toilets (UDDT) can be used as an alternative to pit latrines in refugee camps. They utilise two chambers for faeces, one of which is in use whilst the other is full and drying so that it can be safely disposed of after an appropriate period of time.
These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were developed by Oxfam under UNHCR’s “Waste to Value” Project, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They are largely based on UDDTs developed under the Waste to Value Project in Ethiopia. 


Urban WASH Planning Guidance and Case Studies


These brief guidelines are prepared primarily for UNHCR WASH staff and partners in response to refugees living “out of formalised camps” in urban areas, though have applicability to those in camps in urban areas too.


WASH Country Strategy / Operational Plans Template


Where required, UNHCR and WASH actors should work together to develop a country level refugee WASH strategy document that clearly describes the refugee context and the baseline WASH situation, along with short, medium and long-term strategies for each of the WASH sub-sectors. This template can be used to help produce a short and concise Country level WASH Strategy. It includes a phased approach, HR requirements and site-level Operational Plans. 


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.