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Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response


References and further reading

Sources

International legal instruments

The Right to Water (articles 11 and 12 of the International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights), CESCR, General Comment 15, 26 November 2002.
UN Doc. E/C.12/2002/11. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
 
General
 
Davis, J and Lambert, R (2002), Engineering in Emergencies: A Practical Guide
for Relief Workers. Second Edition. RedR/IT Publications. London.
 
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) (2010), Minimum
Standards for Education in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Reconstruction. New York. www.ineesite.org 
 
Médecins sans Frontières (1994), Public Health Engineering in Emergency Situations. First Edition. Paris. 
 
Walden, VM, O’Reilly, M and Yetter, M (2007), Humanitarian Programmes and HIV and AIDS; A practical approach to mainstreaming. Oxfam GB. Oxford. http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications
 
Sanitary surveys
 
British Geological Survey (2001), ARGOSS manual. London. www.bgs.ac.uk
 
Gender
 
Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) (no date), Gender and Water, Sanitation
and Hygiene in Emergencies. IASC Gender Handbook. Geneva.
www.humanitarianreform.org/humanitarianreform/Portals/1/cluster%20
approach%20page/clusters%20pages/WASH/Gender%20Handbook_Wash.pdf
 
Hygiene promotion
 
Almedom, A, Blumenthal, U and Manderson, L (1997), Hygiene Evaluation
Procedures: Approaches and Methods for Assessing Water- and Sanitation-
Related Hygiene Practices. The International Foundation for Developing Countries. Practical Action Publishing. UK.
 
Ferron, S, Morgan, J and O’Reilly, M (2007), Hygiene Promotion: A Practical
Manual for Relief and Development. Practical Action Publishing. UK.
 
Humanitarian Reform Support Unit. WASH Cluster Hygiene Promotion Project.
 
Water supply
 
Action against Hunger (2006), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Populations at
 
House, S and Reed, R (1997), Emergency Water Sources: Guidelines for
Selection and Treatment. Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC),
Loughborough University. UK.
 
Water needs for food security
 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO Water:
 
Livestock water needs
 
LEGS (2009), Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS). Practical
 
Water quality
 
World Health Organization (WHO) (2003), Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality.
Third Edition. Geneva.
 
Water safety plan
 
WHO (2005), Water safety plans: managing drinking-water quality from catchment
to consumer.
 
Excreta disposal
 
Harvey, P (2007), Excreta Disposal in Emergency, An inter-agency manual.
WEDC, Loughborough University, UK. http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/
 
Vector control
 
Hunter, P (1997), Waterborne Disease: Epidemiology and Ecology. John Wiley &
Sons Ltd. Chichester, UK.
 
Lacarin, CJ and Reed, RA (1999), Emergency Vector Control Using Chemicals.
WEDC, Loughborough University, UK.
 
Thomson, M (1995), Disease Prevention Through Vector Control: Guidelines for
Relief Organisations. Oxfam GB.
 
Solid waste
 
Centre for appropriate technology (2003), Design of landfill sites. www.lifewater.org
 
International Solid Waste Association: www.iswa.org
 
Management of dead bodies
 
WHO (2009), Disposal of dead bodies in emergency conditions. Technical
 
Medical waste
 
Prüss, A, Giroult, E and Rushbrook, P (eds) (1999), Safe Management of Health-
Care Wastes. (Currently under review.) WHO. Geneva.
 
Drainage
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (1980), Design Manual: On-Site
Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems, Report EPA-600/2-78-173.
Cincinnati, USA.
 
 
Further reading
 
General
 
WHO and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Health Library for
 
WHO (2002), Environmental health in emergencies and disasters. Geneva.
 
Excreta disposal
 
Harvey, PA, Baghri, S and Reed, RA (2002), Emergency Sanitation, Assessment
and Programme Design. WEDC, Loughborough University, UK.
 
Vector control
 
UNHCR (1997), Vector and Pest Control in Refugee Situations. Geneva.
 
Warrell, D and Gilles, H (eds) (2002), Essential Malariology. Fourth Edition. Arnold.
London.
 
WHO, Chemical methods for the control of vectors and pests of public health
importance. www.who.int.
 
Management of dead bodies
 
PAHO and WHO (2004), Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations.
Disaster Manuals and Guidelines Series, No 5. Washington DC.
 
Medical waste
 
WHO (2000), Aide-Memoire: Safe Health-Care Waste Management. Geneva.
 
WHO, Healthcare waste management: www.healthcarewaste.org
 
 
Disability and general vulnerability
 
Jones, H and Reed, R (2005), Water and sanitation for disabled people and
other vulnerable groups: designing services to improve accessibility. WEDC,
Loughborough University, UK. http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/wsdp
 
Oxfam GB (2007), Excreta disposal for physically vulnerable people in emergencies. Technical Briefing Note 1. Oxfam, UK. http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/excreta-disposal-for-physically-vulnerable-people-in-emergencies-126706
 
Oxfam GB (2007), Vulnerability and socio-cultural considerations for PHE