Excreta Disposal in Emergencies: The Use of Bag Systems in Challenging Urban Contexts
A series of earthquakes struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 12, 2010, affecting Haiti’s most populous area and leaving approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDP) in over 1,000 spontaneous settlements throughout the affected area (UN OCHA, June 2010). Safe excreta disposal is critical components in an emergency response as a primary barrier to provide and maintain an environment free from contamination by human faeces (Sphere, 2004). The scale of devastation, death, and displacement after the earthquake and imminent rainy season created challenging contexts which limited the ability of humanitarian response to utilize existing best practices.
35th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK
Defecation, bags, Haiti, urban, humanitarian, response, Peepoo
Patel, D. (2011). Excreta Disposal in Emergencies: The Use of Bag Systems in Challenging Urban Contexts. 35th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK.