Sanitation for Refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs): East and Southern Africa Region

SLH Rapid Action Learning Papers
July 2018

At a minimum, ground rules of camps should include sanitation basics, and hygiene promotion should be provided in all settings

This Sanitation and Hygiene Hunter-Gatherer Thematic Note describes challenges, solutions, emerging questions and recommendations for sanitation for refugees and internally displaced populations (IDPs).

Many countries in East and Southern Africa have refugees from neighbouring countries or IDPs – gathered together either in camps or integrated into host communities at varying levels.

These communities are often overlooked in terms of national strategies for sanitation, or are covered by humanitarian or “emergency” policies which are often short term, although many refugee/IDP settings may be more long term in nature.

Additional details

PublisherInstitute of Development Studies
RegionEastern Africa, Southern Africa
ThemesChallenging contexts, Fragile contexts
ApproachesLearning approaches, Rapid Action Learning approaches
Citation

Bevan, J. (2018) Sanitation for Refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs): East and Southern Africa Region, Sanitation and Hygiene Hunter-Gatherer Thematic Note, Brighton: IDS

LanguageEnglish

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