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       PROJECT DETAILS

Pilot projet in Chad to treat familial pit latrines in a refugee camp with the UNHCR and CARE

  • I. Experimental project in Chad in a refugee camp

         a. Place: Dosseye Refugee camp in South Chad
         b. Partners involved:

    • UNHCR
    • CARE

         c. Duration of the project:

    • Phase 1: 16 April 2015 to 4 June 2015 (50 days)
    • Phase 2: 30 August 2015 to 14 April 2016 (8 months)

         d. Results attested by

    • The Senior WASH Officer in Geneva: Murray Burt, and the Associate WASH Officer Abdou Maazou from UNHCR
    • The National WASH Manager: Noureddine Akacha from CARE


    II. Initial situation before project start
           a. Number of user: 10 to 15/pit

           b. Number of pits selected:

    • Phase 1: 10 treated and 10 blanks
    • Phase 2: 10 treated and 2 Blanks

          c. Volume of the pits: 1.6 m3

    III.Methodology:
            a. Selection of a number of treated latrine and Blanks for comparison,
            b. Protocol fixed,
            c. Control of users,
            d. Measurement: physical (stems and tape meter), visual (for the flies) and olfactory (for the odour)

    IV.Results

    • Example with the results of phase II :
      100% of the treated pits stay stabilised with no sludge accumulation,
      No Faecal sludge measurable during the first 7 weeks after the seeding of the pits.


    EVOLUTION OF SLUDGE DURING 6 MONTHS: Average 16cm

    L11 and L12 are the Blanks


    EVOLUTION OF WATER DURING 6 MONTHS: Average 22cm

    L11 and L12 are the Blanks

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