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Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - March 2014: WASH

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Development of the necessary connections between the WASH and Social Cohesion sectors continues. There has been a concentrated effort to improve synergies and jointly identify areas where access to water and solid waste services create a risk of increasing tensions between the refugees and the host communities.

Cases of Hepatitis A and Leishmaniasis continue to be reported highlighting the need for improved coordination between the WASH and Health sectors.

In order to verify the appropriateness of the WASH response, post distribution monitoring activities for hygiene kits and baby kits given both in-kind and through cash (including vouchers) have been intensified.

Throughout Lebanon, refugees require water for household consumption and use. Ensuring that the water is fit for use is a concern. As such the mapping of water quality distribution of household water treatment systems is one of the priorities.

An ongoing project to map Informal tented settlements is now producing results. This increase in mapping capacity will allow the sector to identify gaps in WASH capacity allowing more efficient and targeted WASH responses.

Initial results from reporting information systems are allowing the rapid display of activities throughout Lebanon. Continued use of information systems will help in the ability to respond in those areas of most need.