COVID-19 and humanitarian WASH – April 7, 2020 update

Be sure and subscribe to the Global WASH Cluster weekly alert on COVID-19 which was launched today. Also below are links to recent COVID-19 reports and resources:

Global WASH Cluster Covid19 Weekly Update, April 7, 2020 – In efforts to provide key information on WASH and the Covid19 response, please find the first issue of this weekly newsletter which will aim at providing a summary of ongoing knowledge sharing initiatives tailored for WASH practitioners and public health humanitarian workers.

The GWC is currently working with key partners on sharing new Covid19 capacity building modules (inclduing RedR and Bioforce) as well as promoting a technical helpdesk for WASH practitioners through the soon-to-be launched Hygiene Hub (LSTHM, CAWST and WASH’em).

Other recent reports and resources

Guidance for the prevention of COVID-19 infections among high-risk individuals in camps and camp-like settings. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, March 31, 2020. This document provides guidance on the implementation of the shielding approach in camps and camp-like settings for refugees and internally displaced persons. It is intended for the displaced community itself, humanitarian actors and camp coordination / management authorities.

COVID-19 Emergency Response: UNICEF Hygiene Programing Guidance Note. UNICEF, March 2020. This Note provides guidance on which aspects to consider when planning and implementing a hygiene promotion campaign as part of a broader risk communication & community engagement strategy.

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