Responding to COVID-19

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

This Rapid Learning Review is a tailored guidance document for developing a health response to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in humanitarian settings. It is intended for humanitarian operational decision-makers and senior leaders responsible for developing and supporting their organisations’ response to COVID-19, and aims to rapidly assist frontline staff working on international, national and local humanitarian responses to the pandemic. 

 

 

 

Technical brief on water sanitation hygiene and wastewater management to prevent infections and reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance

Publication year
2020
Country

This technical brief provides information to inform water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and wastewater elements within multi-sectoral antimicrobial resistance (AMR) national action plans (NAPs). It includes a summary of evidence and the co-benefits rationale for action in each sector and presents a menu of actions for consideration and refinement in each country context.

Multisectoral approach for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

The emergence, transmission and distribution of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) are determined by the pathogens, the vectors, the environment, the socio-economics and the health system. These factors exceed the capacity of ministries of health and the health sector and require the involvement of many other sectors and stakeholders. Consequently,

Solar Pumping Guidelines for Electrical Design and Installation of Solar Pumps

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

In a world where the challenges of greenhouse gas emissions and preservation of the environment are ever more significant, and in which the challenges of access to water resources require sustainable and efficient solutions, Action Against Hunger recommends solar pumping approaches to its Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) project managers and project coordinators to consider solar pumping approaches.

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for WASH market-based Humanitarian programming. User Guidelines for ICT Implementation.

Publication year
2017
Emergency type
Country

Engagement with market actors is increasingly being recognised to be a key part of humanitarian programming as these actors are well positioned to provide services and distribute commodities to affected communities. At the same time, cash transfers are becoming more widely utilised to enable these same communities to access markets of goods and services that they urgently need during and after an emergency. To enable programmes to monitor their market based WASH programmes better a generic Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework has been developed.

Cash-based Interventions for WASH Programmes in Refugee Settings

Publication year
2016
Country

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 in refugee contexts. 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.

Water, crises and conflict in MENA: how can water service providers improve their resilience?

Publication year
2017
Country

Protracted conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have left tens of millions of people in need of humanitarian and development assistance to have access to water. But the capacity of local water service providers (state-owned and private) to maintain adequate levels of services has decreased as conflicts and population movements across the region have continued, mainly towards urban areas.

Chlorine Tablet Use for Household Water Treatment in Emergencies: Guidance for Tablet Selection

Publication year
2019
Emergency type
Country

Chlorine tablets are often a good choice for water treatment in emergencies because they are widely available, cost-effective, easily transported, and simple to use. However, the availability of multiple tablet sizes in an emergency can result in users treating their water improperly, and some doses may be unpalatable to users. This document provides tools to assess water needs in an emergency and make a recommendation for the best chlorine tablet to avoid confusion and provide water that users will accept.