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Ethiopia: WASH Non-Food Items Guideline (14 April 2020)

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  • This document provides guidelines for composition of WASH Non-food items (NFIs) to assist households, institutions and communities under emergency circumstance in Ethiopia. It is subject to revision as necessary. When needs of revision is observed, partners are encouraged to request WASH Cluster to reactivate NFI Technical Working Group (TWG) to review and revise the Guideline.

  • Distribution of WASH NFI needs to be appropriately combined with hygiene promotion as well as technical orientation for the beneficiaries on how to use items, such as household water treatment chemicals,

  • To maximize the impact of emergency response of WASH, provision of NFIs might be decided based on real needs in the sites through consultation with the target groups, women and girls in particular. In this regard, WASH Cluster advocates for the distribution of each NFIs item as per requirement to meet the minimum and essential package.

  • The following hygiene items might be provided to the affected population, but its exact contents need to be decided on specific circumstances, especially where ES/NFI response is also expected application of Multi-sectoral Kit might be considered in consultation with ES/NFI and WASH clusters.

  • A record of what was distributed to where needs to be kept. All partners are responsible to compile Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) reports to verify how effectively and efficiently WASH NFIs were distributed to the target population as well as record responses of the beneficiaries to measure the level of satisfaction with the items received.

  • WASH items distribution will be reported under the WASH cluster whereas the MHM component would need to be reported under the protection cluster.

  • If cost of WASH NFIs is significantly different from the attached costing guideline, partners are requested to indicate the price in specific areas to be used for future indicative cost estimation.