UNHCR WASH Resources

Scaling up COVID-19 Outbreak Readiness and Response in Camps and Camp Based Settings


This Interim Guidance addresses specific needs and considerations required in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings and the surrounding host communities, in scaling-up readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak through effective multi-sectoral partnership. The Guidance is developed in alignment with the WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan.


    Organisations: IASC.

Hand Hygiene Self Assessment Checklist for Healthcare Facilities (WHO, 2010)


The Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework is a systematic tool with which to obtain a situation analysis of hand hygiene promotion and practices within an individual health-care facility. The Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework is a systematic tool with which to obtain a situation analysis of hand hygiene promotion and practices within an individual health-care facility.


    COVID-19 Guidance Note for UNHCR Operations (UNHCR, 2020)


    This document provides guidance to UNHCR country operations on the priority actions for persons of concern to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak that was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by WHO on 30 January 2020.


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


      This webinar summarizes UNHCR operational messages on WASH preparedness and response to COVID-19.


        COVID-19 WASH Technical Brief (WHO, UNICEF 2020)


        This Technical Brief summarizes WHO guidance on water, sanitation and health care waste which is relevant for viruses (including coronaviruses). This Technical Brief is written in particular for water and sanitation practitioners and providers.


          Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools


          Guidance for COVID-19 prevention and control in schools including actions for school administrators, teachers, staff, parents, community members, and students.


          Guidelines for Safe Disposal of Unwanted Pharmaceuticals in and after Emergencies


          Publisher: World Health Organization Year: 1999 Description: This document provides guidance on the steps for managing unwanted pharmaceuticals during and following an emergency. This includes sorting categories and disposal methods.


          The Sphere Standards and the Coronavirus Response


          SPHERE guidance related to how humanitarian actors can best respond to the COVID-19 outbreak including fundamental principles, and relevant standards.


          Institutional Survey on Menstrual Hygiene Management


          As part of the operationalization of the Age, Gender and Diversity policy, UNHCR is working to better understand how it is addressing the MHM needs of its persons of concern globally and to support country operations in planning for and responding to those needs. To facilitate this, on MHM Day 2018 the Assistant High Commissioner for Operations announced a global survey of MHM programs. This survey was circulated at the end of 2018 and the results are summarized in this document.