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Urban WASH in Emergencies

This document highlights the key messages, lesson, and experiences of both course facilitators and participants from RedR's pilot course on the topic of WASH in urban emergency response. The course covered understanding the context of urban disasters, the populations affected, and how WASH techniques fit into these contexts. The WASH sector in the urban context includes solid waste management, vector control, hygiene promotion, and water treatment options. A recurring lesson from the discussion was an emphasis on the interconnected and dynamic nature of the urban setting, and how this challenges 'silo'-based, sector-structured responses.

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