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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.

    OG803/2017a WASH, Protection and Accountability (UNHCR, 2017)

    Publisher: UNHCR Year: 2017 Description: This document describes UNHCR’s five principles linking WASH, protection, and accountability. It highlights the protection and accountability challenges that relate to WASH issues in refugee contexts.  The document also provides case studies to high these principles in action and a checklist that can be used for safety and security.

    UNHCR WASH MANUAL: Programme Guidance

    The UNHCR WASH Manual: Programme Guidance, provides practical  guidance for WASH programmes in refugee settings.

    Sphere Minimum Standards and Indicators for Humanitarian Response (SPHERE, 2011)

    The Sphere Handbook is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards for the delivery of quality humanitarian response.

    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).