Environmental health conditions in the transitional stage of forcible displacement: A systematic scoping review

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

In 2019, 30,000 people were forced to leave their homes due to conflict, persecution, and natural disaster each day. Eighty-five percent of refugees live in developing countries, and they often face underfunded and inadequate environmental health services. Many displaced persons live in camps and other temporary settlements long after the displacement event occurs. However, there is little evidence on environmental health conditions in the transitional phase—defined by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as six months to two years after displacement.

Integrating Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) into Ebola Response

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

The Guidance Note: Integrating Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) into Ebola Response aims to provide streamlined guidance and practical insights to support Ministries of Health, organizations and agencies seeking to integrate menstrual hygiene management (MHM) into their Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) response. This guidance note was informed by a global desk review and key informant interviews with global experts involved in a range of EVD response efforts in Africa over the last decade.

Menstrual Disposal, Waste Management & Laundering in Emergencies: A Compedium

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

Menstrual Disposal, Waste Management & Laundering in Emergencies: A Compendium aims to provide strategic guidance to support organizations and agencies seeking to rapidly address these critical and often overlooked aspects of an MHM response. The compendium complements
the MHM in Emergencies Toolkit, which identified a few key gaps in practice, namely: menstrual disposal, waste management and the laundering of reusable materials. 

Preparing to be unprepared

Publication year
2018
Emergency type
Country

Decision Making and the Use of Guidance on Sanitation Systems and Faecal Sludge Management in the First Phase of Rapid-Onset Emergencies

   

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Innovation Catalogue: Second edition

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

Why publish a second edition of the WASH Innovation Catalogue?

Most of the WASH innovations in the first edition of our catalogue have continued to progress significantly on the path to scale, and we frequently add exciting new innovations to our portfolio.

We are pleased to publish this second edition of our WASH Innovation Catalogue, which contains a range of new evidence and innovations and ensures that information and contact details on the projects are up to date so you can get in touch for more information.

Water infrastructure in fragile- and conflict-affected states

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

The key weaknesses identified in water infrastructure systems in urban and peri-urban areas in FCAS are:

  • Internal displacement increases demand for water in urban areas as well as increasing wastewater discharge. Sewage systems are poor.

  • Alternative service providers which are unregulated, more expensive and of lower quality.

  • Naturally where the state is not functioning, coordination of water services and funding is lacking. This includes unclarity of roles and decision-making powers.

Evidence-based chlorination targets for household water safety in humanitarian settings: Recommendations from a multi-site study in refugee camps in South Sudan, Jordan, and Rwanda

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

The current Sphere guideline for water chlorination in humanitarian emergencies fails to reliably ensure household water safety in refugee camps. We investigated post-distribution chlorine decay and household water safety in refugee camps in South Sudan, Jordan, and Rwanda between 2013-2015 with the goal of demonstrating an approach for generating site-specific and evidence-based chlorination targets that bet- ter ensure household water safety than the status quo Sphere guideline.

Response to Cholera Outbreaks - Area Targeted Interventions and Community Outbreak Response Teams

Publication year
2020
Emergency type

This operational guideline authored by UNICEF WASH Gregory Bulit and Monica Ramos, supports the establishment of case area targeted interventions (CATI) with dedicated community outbreak response teams (CORT) in a country affected by cholera. Annexes include tools to set-up, implement, monitor and evaluate the team responses. Inquiries: Greg Bulit and Laure Anquez