UNHCR WASH RESOURCES

UNHCR UDDT SOPs


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.


      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.


      Hygiene Promotion Guidelines (UNHCR, 2017)


      These guidelines provide additional support and information on designing and implementing hygiene promotion programmes or elements of hygiene promotion in the programmes of other sectors. They should be used in conjunction with the UNHCR WASH Manual and the summary guidance in the Hygiene Promotion Chapter of this manual.


      UNHCR Sample Drilling Contract and Technical Specification


      Publisher: UNHCR Year: 2018 Description: UNHCR has developed a sample drilling contract and technical specifications.  These should be utilised for all drilling activities commissioned by UNHCR or its partners.  The generic contract and specifications documents are provided in word format and should be modified to include the requirements that will be met for each individual […]


        UNHCR Well Construction Documentation


          Publisher: UNHCR Year: 2017 Description: UNHCR has developed a standard excel-based form that should be used to capture all the important information during well construction.  The excel file can be downloaded by following the link at the bottom of this page. Once you have downloaded the excel file,  you can watch the explanatory videos.  Three […]


        WASH KAP Survey Module 5: Analysis

        WASH KAP Survey Module 5: Analysis


        Publisher: UNHCR Year: 2017