Gender Responsive Water Sanitation and Hygiene: Key elements for effective WASH programming

Publication year
2017
Emergency type
Country

Effective gender-responsive programming in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector can contribute to progress towards gender equality and important WASH results. This document outlines essential elements that WASH practitioners should take into account at all points in the programme cycle in order to enhance a gender-responsive approach to their work.

UNICEF Cholera Toolkit

Publication year
2013
Emergency type
Country

The UNICEF Cholera Toolkit provides UNICEF staff and partners with practical resources to implement  an integrated approach to cholera prevention, preparedness and response.  It addresses water, hygiene and sanitation, health and communication for development (C4D) as well as specific content linked to education, nutrition, child protection and other relevant sectors.

Up scaling Rural Sanitation in Pakistan Post-2010 Flood Areas

Publication year
2012
Emergency type
Country

In the aftermath of the unprecedented flooding in 2010 that devastated large areas of the country and directly affected over 20 million people, the incidence of water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases, including acute diarrhea, among the affected population was a major concern. In Pakistan, diarrhoea is the leading cause of mortality for children under 5 with 116,000 children perishing each year.

Compendium of WASH in Schools Facilities in Emergencies

Publication year
2012
Emergency type
Country

The purpose of this compendium is to collate knowledge on emergency interventions that deliver WASH-related health benefits while minimizing disruption to education opportunities. Learners and the learning environment are affected by a range of scenarios during an emergency. The compendium describes preparedness activities and responses to past emergencies. The compendium also describes the planning process for a potential intervention and different WASH in emergency scenarios. 

Challenges of tsunami and conflict affected rural water supply in Sri Lanka

Publication year
2006
Emergency type
Country

The water supply of the rural coastal areas in Sri Lanka is provided by private open dug wells, most of which have been flooded by sea water during the tsunami. The salinity of the well affected proved not to be the main problem, and early attempts to rehabilitate wells failed. Salinity reduction can only be achieved naturally, through the recharge of the aquifer. The true challenge for rural water supply is represented by bacteriological and agricultural contamination and sustainability of handpumps.

Menstrual hygiene management in emergencies: Taking stock of support from UNICEF and partners

Publication year
2012
Emergency type

Refugee populations often flee with very little belongings and lack appropriate hygiene infrastructure in an environment that is unfamiliar to them. For women and girls, this also means that it is more difficult for them to have menstrual hygiene management (MHM). MHM is important in emergencies because it reduces the risk of infection to girls and women, provides empowerment to engage in activities and survival during emergencies, and the provision of safe facilities reduces risk of sexual abuse.