In a crisis, humanitarians are often responsible for providing or repairing handwashing infrastructure for the affected population. This creates an opportunity for us to build infrastructure and provide products which encourage people to practice handwashing with soap.
Action Contre la Faim - ACF
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.
Strengthening Market Systems that Provide Water and Hygiene Items for Cholera Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness in Haiti
In the context of the cholera epidemics in Haiti, a pre-crisis market analysis (PCMA) was conducted in Artibonite to study the supply of and demand for various water- and hygiene-related items. The market analysis found that the majority of households already purchase soap from local traders, but very few have handwashing facilities in their home. A good uptake of chlorine-based disinfection products was observed, including specific products to treat water for drinking.
This paper shares the experience of Action Against Hunger in Pakistan to look for solutions to help women address their individual needs for defecation and menstruation. Displaced and host families are supported by a traditional emergency water, sanitation and hygiene response, but cultural norms and availability of facilities were hiding the specific issues faced by women. The project combined discussion platforms for both women and men, awareness about sanitation risks, and provision of individual items for safer management of sanitary concerns.
In 2014, ACF initiated an innovative approach for social mobilization activites that mobilizes the communities for impoving control of the risks of transmission of Ebola at the community level. The CLEME program was aimed at triggering the behavioral change needed by the communities to strengthen community resilience to the outbreak and prevent further resurgence by ensuring real and sustainable improvements. The CLEME approach implemented by ACF in the districts of Kambia and Moyamba revealed its efficiency in limiting and controlling the spread of the disease at the community level.
In most of the emergency project, we just provided facilities to help people in need to have some living environment. The vulnerable people are always forgotten in this environment. That the case of those ( 4% of refugees ) in the Bahn camp. In order to help them to fully exercise their rights, NGO Action Contre la Faim initiated a construction of specific latrines which will best answer the needs of the vulnerable.