UNHCR WASH RESOURCES

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).


Excreta Disposal in Emergencies – A Field Manual (WEDC, 2007)


The purpose of the manual is to provide practical guidance on how to select, design, construct and maintain appropriate excreta disposal systems in emergency situations. Relevant situations include natural disasters, relief for refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and complex emergencies, focusing on rural and peri-urban areas. The manual presents a process, which can be followed to assess the current excreta disposal needs and priorities, and to design an appropriate programme to respond to those needs. It can also be used to select appropriate excreta disposal technologies, systems, and hygiene promotion interventions. The manual provides guidance on how to plan, design and construct systems, and how to maintain and promote appropriate use of those systems.


    Organisations: WEDC.

Soap is not enough: handwashing practices and knowledge in refugee camps, Maban County, South Sudan (Buffalo University, 2012)


Refugees are at high risk for communicable diseases due to overcrowding and poor water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions. Handwashing with soap removes pathogens from hands and reduces disease risk. A hepatitis E outbreak in the refugee camps of Maban County, South Sudan in 2012 prompted increased hygiene promotion and improved provision of soap, handwashing stations, and latrines. We conducted a study 1 year after the outbreak to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the refugees in Maban County.


D405-2015a Emergency Desludgable (Raised with Holding Tanks) Latrine Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors build emergency raised desludgable latrines in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.


D-407/2015a Post Emergency Institutional Latrine (Fully Lined Desludgable Latrine With Raised Option) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors build desludgable institutional latrines in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.


D-307/2015a Emergency Raised Water Platform (Concrete Rings) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


This document contains materials to help UNHCR and WASH actors construct emergency raised water platforms in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.


    D-406/2015a Urine Diverting Dry Toilet (Raised, Alternating Dry Vault Toilet) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


    This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors build urine diverting dry toilets (UDDT) in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.


    D-303/2015a Post Emergency Hand Dug Well Apron (Circular Concrete) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


    This document contains materials to help UNHCR and WASH actors construct hand dug well aprons in refugee settings.The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.


    D-306/2015a Emergency Raised Water Platform (Sandbags) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


    This document contains materials to help UNHCR and WASH actors construct emergency raised water platforms (sandbags) in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.