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The Global WASH Cluster issues the updates below on a regular basis. However, these news are sourced from the Global WASH Cluster at global/regional level. For country level new please refer to the country cluster websites listed in our Countries section. You can also follow all updates on WASH in Emergencies through our twitter account or on the right-hand side with Reliefweb WASH Updates.

RRT Deployment – Coordination in Malawi

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: January 30, 2015

Capture New Rapid Response Team deployment of Julie Gautier to support WASH Coordination Platform in Malawi

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Urban WASH in Emergencies Course – RedR UK

Categories: GWC Meetings & Events / News / No CommentsPosted on: January 30, 2015

Untitled-2 Aid agencies in recent urban emergencies have often lacked the ability to respond effectively in these environments. One of the reasons for this is the lack of WASH experts with urban disaster response skills. The urban context is much more complex than many rural or camp-focused emergencies. The kind of response required is greatly affected …

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New scoping study: Emergency cash transfer programming in WASH and Shelter

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / No CommentsPosted on: January 20, 2015

Capture The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) has the pleasure to inform you that a scoping study on emergency cash transfer programming in the WaSH and shelter sectors is now available here. The objective of this study is to take stock of the recent advancements in the use of cash transfer programming in the shelter and WaSH …

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RRT Deployment to Erbil in Kurdistan, Iraq

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: January 20, 2015

Capture David Alford has been deployed on the 16th January 2015 to support the WASH Cluster in Erbil, Kurdistan/Iraq.

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New Compendium of Accessible WASH Technologies

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / No CommentsPosted on: January 19, 2015

Untitled WaterAid and WEDC and developed an images-based compendium (photos, drawings and diagrams) for use at community level in rural sub-Saharan Africa. The compendium should provide clear information for households on how to make their latrines and other WASH facilities more accessible and user-friendly. Also planned is a library of images that service providers will be able …

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WASH Cluster Activation in Ukraine

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / No CommentsPosted on: January 9, 2015

washlogo2small November 21 marked the one year anniversary of since the start of the Maidan events of 2013. While the situation is now calm in the capital Kyiv, ongoing conflict affects the safety and security of people in the east, and winter temperatures, already below zero, threaten the wellbeing of vulnerable displaced people. Of the 5.2 …

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‘BushProof’ technical training on Water and Sanitation Infrastructure

Categories: GWC Meetings & Events / News / No CommentsPosted on: December 9, 2014

Capture Click here to see the flyer

Philippines WASH Cluster Typhoon Ruby Overview

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / No CommentsPosted on: December 8, 2014

Capture Click here to see the WASH overview, dated 6 December 2014

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Humanitarian Effectiveness Survey – for action by 10 December

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: December 3, 2014

Dear Colleagues and Partners, I would like to share with you a survey which is currently being conducted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The survey will contribute to a global study on Humanitarian Effectiveness which will explore new ways of working to maximize the collective potential of responders …

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Minimum Commitments for safety and dignitiy of affected people – new amended version

Categories: Inter-Cluster News / News / No CommentsPosted on: November 19, 2014

Capture At the last GWC meeting in Oslo, CAST presented a proposal to move forward the WASH minimum commitments for the safety and dignity of affected people, with an integrated approach that addresses gender, protection, age & disability issues. The rationale behind the development of these commitments was to: 1)      strengthen our accountability to affected population; …

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