Disaster Response Kits
The IFRC and member National Societies stockpile two different WASH disaster response kits, prepositioned equipment for water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion, one fore two thousand people and one for five thousand people. The kits conform to Sphere and WHO standards, which stipulate that each person should have access to at least 15 litres of safe water per day and access to safe excreta disposal as well as hygiene items. The kits contain equipment only. The kits can be deployed separately or together (including with an Emergency Response Unit), based on need.
Guidelines and tools
Red Cross Red Crescent Guidelines and tools
IFRC WatSan Disaster Response Kits
Wat-San ERU and Disaster Response Kits leaflet in English
Wat-San ERU and Disaster Response Kits leaflet in French
Wat-San ERU and Disaster Response Kits leaflet in Spanish
It contains the essential equipment (IEC materials and background materials) needed to conduct key hygiene-promotion activities targeting dispersed populations at the household level, and where beneficiary numbers are limited. The target population is 2000-5000 beneficiaries.
Combined with two boxes of HP Box A, it provides the essential equipment to conduct key hygiene-promotion activities for up to 10,000 beneficiaries at multiple sites. It contains the required additional equipment (IT equipment) to conduct key hygiene-promotion activities at the community level.
Combined with four boxes of HP Box A and one HP Box B, it provides the essential equipment to conduct key hygiene-promotion activities for up to 20,000 beneficiaries at multiple sites. It contains the necessary, additional equipment (administration and logistic equipment) to conduct key hygiene-promotion activities targeting large populations at the community level.
Country adapted HP box material
Red Cross Red Crescent Learning resources
In an effort to increase emergency response capacity, the Federation is establishing pre-positioned Kits in a number of locations at Zonal, Regional and Country level.The training consisted of two days of classroom lectures, four days of field work, and two days for review and planning.