Traditionally, developmental water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has focused on the needs of rural communities. Our efforts in urban contexts are limited.
However, already today 54% of the world’s population live in urban areas, so there is a need to expand the focus and to be able to provide water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services in urban areas.
How we want to do this?
- Supporting National Societies in implementing activities and projects in Urban WASH, focusing on both sectors – Emergency and Development
- Working close together with private service providers, water utilities and local organizations to improve significantly their capacity to deliver services at scale
- Channeling and coordinating resources through the Urban WASH Technical Working Group
- Partnering with Academic Institutions and other Organizations leading in Urban WASH
- Developing trainings and resource material for Red Cross practitioners
Guidelines and tools
Red Cross Red Crescent Guidelines and tools
Urban WASH Fact Sheet
Urban WASH Specific Strategic Direction.
Building urban resilience
External Guidelines and tools
Red Cross Red Crescent Learning Resources
Urban WASH presentations
Netherlands RC innovation
Urban WASH Case Studies and relevant documents
Ghana-Urban WASH IFRC Cholera Hotspots
Uganda-OSS Danish Uganda case study
MENA - ICRC URBAN CONFLICTS SERVICES
Bangladesh Urban WASH case study notes
Haiti - Urban Plan-Haiti-PaP-FRC-HRC