This technical brief is intended to provide guidance for UNHCR staff and Partners involved in winterization of WASH facilities in the current European refugee and migrant situation.
This document has been designed to help UNHCR and WASH actors assess WASH infrastructure for potential access from the individual perspective of each type of vulnerable user in particular persons with disabilities, women, children, and the elderly.
This document provides health and safety guidelines for refugee WASH programmes for staff are involved in either: cleaning of toilets; maintenance of toilets; desludging of toilets; the collection and movement of excreta; the collection or movement of solid wastes; the handling of vector control or water treatment chemicals; any staff who may potentially come into contact with excreta, sewage, wastewater, solid waste, medical waste or any other sources of (potential) infection.
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, Hygiene Promotion, Hygiene Promotion, Public Health, 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 and 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, Cross Cutting, Cross Cutting, Cross Cutting, Environment, Excreta Management, Excreta Management, Excreta Management, Solid Waste Management, WASH Coordination, WASH Programme Health and Safety, WASH Programme Health and Safety, WASH Programme Management, WASH Programme Management, WASH Programme Management, WASH Strategy Development, WASH Strategy Development, Water Supply, Water Supply, and Water Supply. Languages: English, English, English, English, and English. Organisations: UNHCR, UNHCR, UNHCR, UNHCR, and UNHCR. Categories: WASH Guidelines, WASH Guidelines, WASH Guidelines, WASH Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, WASH Policy Guidelines, WASH Reference Documents, WASH Reference Documents, WASH Reference Documents, WASH Reference Documents, and WASH Reference Documents.