This manual was developed for the semi-permanent refugee camps for Palestinians, which have been in existance now more than 40 years.
|Title||Manual on water and sanitation for health in refugee camps|
|Year of Publication||1991|
|Authors||Manama, BHRegional O, CEHA -Amman, JO, WHO/EMRO Regional Centre for Environmental Health Activities|
|Secondary Title||CEHA document|
|Pagination||vii, 76 p.: fig., tab., map|
|Publisher||Centre for Environmental Health Activities (CEHA)|
|Place Published||Amman, Jordan|
|Keywords||camps, community participation, environmental health, food hygiene, health education, israel, jordan, lebanon, manuals, primary health care, sanitary surveys, sanitation, solid wastes, syria, vector control, water quality monitoring, water supply|
This manual was developed for the semi-permanent refugee camps for Palestinians, which have been in existance now more than 40 years. Political struggles, wars, or natural disasters suchs as floods or droughts can create a situation where large populations of people must leave their homes for other regions that lack conditions for healthy living. These hastily erected towns often are begun with tents and piecemeal shelters, eventually being replaced with cement block/zinc sheet structures. Disease is often a problem, due to the haphazard and unsanitary conditions. Issues covered in this manual include the building of latrines, presenting many different types and their technical specifications. Water distribution systems, drainage systems for wastes and runoff rainfall, water storage and water quality monitoring programmes are outlined and discussed in their context of refugee camps. Epidemiological information is presented , including disease vectors, and rodent and insect control. The annexes contain sample forms for sanitary surveys, bacteriological examination of water, and monthly reports on drinking water sampling.
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