Building waste and debris management

This collection contains guidelines, plans, and strategies for the management of debris in the aftermath of disasters. Resources are in English.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Congressional Research Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, World Health Organisation (WHO).

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WASH and Health Guidelines

The "WASH and Health Guidelines" Collection compiles recent humanitarian practices on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), aiming to improve the health levels of affected populations. According to European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, "Water, sanitation and hygiene (also known as WASH) are closely connected sectors and essential for good public health. In emergency and crisis situations, providing access to clean water in sufficient quantities is paramount. Basic sanitation and hygiene education are important for a healthy living environment. [...]. Lack of access to clean water and to basic sanitation, and low hygiene standards increase the vulnerability of people to epidemic outbreaks." To learn more about this, visit: https://ec.europa.eu/echo/what/humanitarian-aid/water-sanitation-hygiene_en

Environmental Sustainability: CCCM Collection

The Environmental Sustainability: CCCM Collection collates resources from CARE, EHA Connect, UNHCR, and others which discuss the relationship between CCCM and Environmental Sustainability in Humanitarian contexts. This Collection contains guidelines, fact sheets, and case studies to aid humanitarian practitioners on incorporating environmental sustainability in natural disasters and/or conflict settings. This Collection is an integral part of a wider Channel about environmental sustainability.

Post-Conflict Engineering - Guidelines, Handbooks and Toolkits

This Collection is part of the 'Post-Conflict Engineering Channel' aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. It includes technical knowledge on blast impacts on buildings. In parallel, it adopts a self-recovery approach to post-conflict activities.
Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering and Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources.
Current guidance comes from leading global organizations: Global Shelter Cluster and Shelter Cluster Ukraine.
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