This document contains guidelines for toilets in refugee settings including: site selection; prevention of surface or ground water contamination; pit reinforcement; toilet slab strength; toilet slab anchorage; sanitary sealing; use of plastic sheeting; toilet doors; privacy walls; vector control measures; rain and stormwater protection; wash block accessories; collection of anal cleansing and sanitary materials; material specifications; handwashing stations design considerations; and environmental considerations for sourcing wood .
This document contains guidelines to help UNHCR and WASH actors design piped water networks in refugee settings. It describes the minimum documentation that should be included for a water network design project.
This document contains guidelines to help WASH actors in refugee settings select household water treatment products. The document includes an overview of: • Categories of HWTS; • Health benefits; • When to use HWTS and existing decision tree; • Criteria regarding HWT to be considered by the field; • Mandatory components; • UNHCR Checklist for HWTS; • HWT concerns; • Household water treatment cards; • Safe water storage;• Further reading; • Acknowledgement
- Categories: WASH Research Documents.
This brief is intended to highlight key elements of an effective response to an outbreak of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in refugee setting. It focuses on specific response actions, including the review of common risks associated with health, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The overall implementation of response actions and mode of operation should be context specific, as highlighted by the examples given from Dadaab (Ifo) Kenya and South Sudan.
- Tags: Bulk Water Treatment, Handwashing with Soap, Household Water Treatment, Household Water Treatment, Hygiene Promotion, Public Health, Water Quality Testing and Surveillance, Water Quality Testing and Surveillance, and Water Safety Plans. Locations: Africa, Dadaab, East and Horn of Africa, Kenya, South Sudan, and Sudan and Chad Special Operational Region. Categories: WASH Emergency Guidelines.
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.
- Tags: Camp Closure, Cross Cutting, Environment, Excreta Management, Excreta Management, Excreta Management, Solid Waste Management, WASH Coordination, WASH Programme Health and Safety, WASH Programme Management, WASH Programme Management, WASH Programme Management, WASH Strategy Development, WASH Strategy Development, WASH Strategy Development, WASH Strategy Development, Water Supply, and Water Supply. Languages: English, English, English, English, and English. Organisations: UNHCR, UNHCR, UNHCR, UNHCR, and UNHCR. Categories: WASH Operational Guidelines, WASH Operational Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, WASH Reference Documents, WASH Reference Documents, WASH Reference Documents, and WASH Reference Documents.