Sanitation and disasters: a case study of community and institutional response to Cyclone Phailin, Odisha 2013

Publication year
2015
Emergency type
Country

There is a new shift in political interest in sanitation in India with the newly launched Swacha Bharat Abhiyan on 2 October 2014. Given this renewed interest, this paper investigates the specific context of a post-disaster situation and approaches to sanitation using the case study of Odisha, India.

"Menstrual hygiene: a ‘silent’ need during disaster recovery"

Publication year
2016
Emergency type
Country

Post-disaster relief and recovery operations seldom focus on women’s priorities regarding menstrual hygiene. There is an increasing awareness to incorporate inclusive, participatory, and gender-sensitive strategies for implementation of response programmes. This article presents empirical findings related to menstrual hygiene management (MHM), demonstrating it is integral to women’s privacy and safety during recovery.