UNHCR WASH Resources

Emergency Vector Control Using Chemicals 2nd Ed. (WEDC, 2004)


This handbook has been written with the specific objective of providing practical guidance and an overview of vector control in emergency situations for relief workers and local personnel. It will enable them to develop the skills required to plan and implement a vector control project in an emergency situation, where there is a vector-borne disease epidemic, or where the risk of an epidemic is high.


    Organisations: WEDC.

Vector Control: Methods for use by Individuals and Communities (WHO, 1997)


The following document describes a complete description of common disease vectors along their control methods with a focus on low costs settings.


    COVID-19 WASH Preparedness and Response Rapid Checklist (UNHCR, 2020)


    The following is a rapid checklist of key WASH preparedness and response activities for COVID-19 to support regional and country operations in planning and resource mobilization. These are based on WHO technical guidelines and UNHCR guidance for operations and where relevant operation or site level outbreak preparedness and response plans.


    How to Make a Mild Chlorine Solution 0.05% (CDC, 2018)


    This simple poster describes how to make a simple mild chlorine solution of 0.05% for handwashing in healthcare facilities and public locations.


    WASH Webinar #2 on COVID-19 (UNHCR, 2020)


    This second webinar for UNHCR Global WASH staff and partners summarizes UNHCR operational messages on WASH preparedness and response to COVID-19.


      Technical WASH Guidance for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response (UNHCR, 2020)


      The following is a breakdown of key WASH guidance for COVID-19 preparedness and response to support regional and country operations in planning and resource mobilization. These are based on WHO technical guidelines and UNHCR guidance for operations and where relevant operation or site level outbreak preparedness and response plans.


      UNHCR Key Activities for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response (UNHCR, 2020)


      Publisher: UNHCR Year: 2020 Description: The following is a breakdown of key considerations for COVID-19 preparedness and response to support regional and country operations in planning and resource mobilization. These are based on WHO technical guidelines and UNHCR guidance for operations and where relevant operation or site level outbreak preparedness and response plans.


      WASH and Energy Checklist for Health Facilities (UNHCR, 2020)


      A WASH and Energy Checklist for rapid assessments of Health Facilities in refugee contexts.


      Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WHO, 2018)


      WASH FIT is a risk-based, continuous improvement framework with a set of tools for undertaking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) improvements as part of wider quality improvements in health care facilities. It is aimed at small primary, and in some instances secondary, health care facilities in low and middle income countries. WASH FIT is an adaptation of the water safety plan (WSP) approach, which is recommended in the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality as the most effective way of ensuring continuous provision of safe drinking-water. It is aimed at small primary, and in some instances secondary, health care facilities in low and middle income countries.