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Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

References and further reading


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.
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. 
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.
Sanitary surveys
British Geological Survey (2001), ARGOSS manual. London.
Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) (no date), Gender and Water, Sanitation
and Hygiene in Emergencies. IASC Gender Handbook. Geneva.
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.
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.
International Solid Waste Association:
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.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (1980), Design Manual: On-Site
Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems, Report EPA-600/2-78-173.
Cincinnati, USA.
Further reading
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.
WHO, Chemical methods for the control of vectors and pests of public health
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:
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.
Oxfam GB (2007), Excreta disposal for physically vulnerable people in emergencies. Technical Briefing Note 1. Oxfam, UK.
Oxfam GB (2007), Vulnerability and socio-cultural considerations for PHE