Global Review of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Components in Rapid Response Mechanisms and Rapid Response Teams in Cholera Outbreak Settings

Publication year
2019
Emergency type

In recent outbreak settings, the use of rapid response teams (RRTs) to support the WASH sector has increased.
RRTs have been used as part of the response to cholera outbreaks in countries such as Haiti, Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the scope of these teams varying widely. As the
presence of RRTs becomes more common in outbreak settings, it is important to better understand and document
the different types of models in use.

Cash for latrines - Key learning and checklist

Publication year
2018

This document provides guidance on how to use cash for latrines in camp settings. It highlights key lessons from different contexts and captures both cash specific recommendations and general guidance on latrine construction in one document. While much of the guidance emphasizes cash restricted to latrine construction, it also technically supports WASH officers on how to best accompany multi-purpose grants should they cover households latrines.

WASH Coordination in Humanitarian Response: Evidence Summary

Publication year
2019
Emergency type
Country

Providing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to emergency-affected populations is necessary for dignity and
disease control. Coordination, via the ‘cluster approach’, is key to WASH program success. We summarized the
outcomes and impacts of WASH cluster coordination using a mixed-methods approach, including literature review,
summary of UNICEF documents, and key informant interviews with experienced cluster staff. Across these three
data sets, consistent themes were identified, including: the cluster approach as a cost-effective ‘best-fit’ model that

Water Management in Fragile Systems

Publication year
2018
Country

Fragility has become the reality in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Armed conflict and forced displacement are taking an enormous toll on human lives, with the region accounting for about 60 percent of the estimated global total of battle-related casualties since the turn of the millennium. The fragility of these countries compound the region's water problems.

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Humanitarian Situations: The Example of Cameroon

Publication year
2017
Emergency type
Country

Menstrual  hygiene  is  integral  to  women's  health  and  has  a  lasting  impact  on  women's  education,  livelihoods  and  security:    keystones  to  their  empowerment.  It  is  clear,  however,  that  little  or  no  account  is  taken  of  the  issue  of  menstrual  hygiene  in  humanitarian  response  plans  for  refugees.  As  part  of  the    WSSCC/UN  Women  Joint  Programme  on  Gender,  Hygiene  and  Sanitation  in  West  and  Central  Africa,  a  study  was  conducted  by  the  Demographic  Education  and  Research  Institute  (IFORD)  in