WASH Nutrition


A practical guidebook on increasing nutritional impact through integration of WASH and Nutrition programmes. It is meant for practitioners in humanitarian and development contexts.

F-503/2015a UNHCR Landfill Waste Register (UNHCR, 2015)

F53 Thumb - UNHCR Landfill Waste Register

UNHCR field staff and their partners should use this waste register form to keep a record of the types and quantities of waste being disposed at each landfill facility. Ideally waste management short, medium and long term strategies for different waste streams should be re-evaluated and re-organised based on the data collected from this tool.

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

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 Refugee WASH Standards and Indicators (UNHCR, 2016)

WASH Standards and indicators, December 2015

A summary of UNHCR water, excreta management, solid waste management, disease vector control and hygiene promotion standards and indicators for emergency and post emergency refugee settings including means of verification.

F-502/2015a UNHCR Solid Waste Management Action Plan Template (UNHCR, 2105)


Where required, UNHCR and WASH actors may use this template to develop a solid waste management action plan that describes a list of prioritised solid waste management activities in addition to WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW they will be carried out.

F-500/2015a UNHCR Solid Waste Composition Assessment Template (UNHCR, 2015)


UNHCR field staff and their partners should conduct a waste composition assessment to assess the types of waste being produced and their and rates of production. Ideally the assessment should be carried out within the first three months of a displacement emergency and then at least once a year. Waste management short, medium and long term strategies for each waste stream should be revaluated and reorganised according to the findings of this assessment.

UNHCR WASH Guidelines on Camps Closure (UNHCR, 2014)

WASH Guidance on Camp Closure

This brief is intended to highlight key WASH elements for camps closure. It focuses on specific actions, including the highlights of public health risks associated with health, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) when dealing with decommissioning of WASH infrastructures. The overall closure implementation actions and modus operandi should be context specific and properly planned in coordination with key stakeholders.

F-900/2015a UNHCR WASH Assessment Primer Questions (UNHCR, 2015)

WASH Assessment Primer Questions (UNHCR, 2015)

These WASH related primer questions have been designed to assist UNHCR and WASH actors collect data from key informants and focus groups during WASH assessments. The list of questions is not exhaustive and is merely intended as a conversation primer (aide memoire).

UNHCR WASH Manual – Preliminary Version (UNHCR, 2015)


The UNHCR WASH Manual is a comprehensive and authoritative reference document for WASH interventions in refugee settings, built upon the experience of UNHCR and WASH organisations.