Cambodia has experienced several notable disasters in recent years. Each of these disasters caused significant damages. Secure and safe access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities are one of the most essential needs after a natural disaster. A lack of these facilities will cause an outbreak of several diarrheal diseases, cholera, and waterborne infections. Diarrheal diseases can cause severe malnutrition, which has negative long-term effects on children’s psychical and cognitive development. This paper presents a series of practical recommendations, these recommendations can be divided into two main sections:
- Ensure adequate disaster-resilient community water supplies
- Ensure adequate sanitation and hygiene during times of need
Each one of these recommendations is divided into more detailed and specific measurements to improve the WASH facilities and how to react in times of need.
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