WASH GUIDELINES

Rapid Methods for Assessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services in Emergency Settings (UNHCR, 2019a)


This document describes UNHCR’s methodology for conducting rapid WASH household assessments in refugee settings.


UNHCR WASH MANUAL: Programme Guidance


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


OG804/2016a Cash Based Interventions for WASH Programmes in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2016)


This report is based on a desk-based review of secondary data, comprising published material as well as grey literature, supplemented with key informant interviews for programmes that lacked documentation. Section One summarises the current use of CBI in WASH programming. Section Two summarises the best practices and lessons learned including challenges faced, drawing on evidence from the project examples found. Section Three provides recommendations and best practice guidance for use of CBI in refugee settings. Section Four details existing tools and guidance.


F-402/2016a Drain Field Sizing Spreadsheet (UNHCR, 2016)


This sizing calculation tool has been designed to assist UNHCR and WASH actors correctly size drain fields for septic tanks in displaced settings taking into account numbers of users, soil type, and wastewater and sewage flows.


F-800/2015a Sample WASH Staffing Structure for Post Emergency Camp Setting (UNHCR, 2015)


A sample organigram for running a typical refugee WASH programme for 20,000 people in a post emergency camp based setting. The organigram gives an indication of how the WASH Team should be structured in addition to the tentative number of Coordinators, Team Leaders, Officer, and Assistant level staff that should be recruited.


F-401/2016a Septic Tank Sizing Spreadsheet (UNHCR, 2016)


This sizing calculation tool has been designed to assist UNHCR and WASH actors correctly size septic tanks in displaced settings taking into account numbers of users, wastewater and sewage flows, sludge and scum accumulation rates, desludging periods, liquid retention times, and average annual ambient temperatures.


F-200/2015a Summary of Important WASH Diseases in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2015)


This document provides a quick summary of the most important WASH related diseases for refugee settings and includes a list of recommended control strategies.


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).


WASH Winterization Technical Brief (UNHCR, 2015)


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.