Emergency WASH Google Group – October 31, 2018 Update
Draft 2 of the Sphere Handbook 2018 – Highlights of Draft 2 include: A new Delivering Through Markets annex covering Supply Chain Management and Cash-Based Assistance; New WASH standards on linkages to health for disease outbreaks and nutrition interventions.
The Sphere Handbook 2018 – The Sphere Handbook 2018 will be launched on 6 November 2018. New standards have also been developed, informed by recent practice and learning, such as WASH and healthcare settings in disease outbreaks, security of tenure in shelter and settlement, and palliative care in health. Different ways to deliver or enable assistance, including cash-based assistance, are also integrated into the Handbook.
UNHCR WASH Manual for Refugee Settings. UNHCR, September 2018. The manual outlines WASH guidelines that should be met in all refugee settings to provide an adequate level of basic WASH services for refugees. The manual discusses overarching principles that should be considered in all refugee WASH programs and provides an simple overview of WASH technical options that are suitable for refugee settings.
Too tough to scale? Challenges to scaling innovation in the humanitarian sector. Elrha, October 2018. Drawing from Elrha’s own experience in funding over 150 humanitarian organizations to develop, test and scale many highly impactful innovations, and research and experience from the social and development sectors, this report identifies 13 key barriers across five different challenge areas.
Female-friendly public and community toilets: a guide for planners and decision makers. WaterAid; WSUP; UNICEF, October 2018. The guide explains why toilets must be female-friendly, before detailing the essential and desirable features needed to make them so. The guide draws the recommendations and practical steps from existing literature, expert opinion and analysis of pioneering experiences from around the world.
Guidelines on sanitation and health. WHO, October 2018. The guidelines summarize the evidence on the links between sanitation and health, provide evidence-informed recommendations, and offer guidance for international, national and local sanitation policies and program actions.
Using innovation to break down barriers to handwashing in emergency settings. Elrha, October 2018. Two years on, these innovations have refined their creations and have been testing them in humanitarian and emergency settings to gain vital insight into their use. Here’s a glimpse at these handwashing innovations and how they are helping.