Flexxolutions latrine testing at MSF
Following the Aidex 2014 conference in Brussels, Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres) tested five of the new raised latrine kits developed by Flexxolutions in cooperation with WASTE,Oxfam GB and the Red Cross in Bordeaux.
They described the latrine as; “the most innovative sanitation product for the emergency response sector they had seen for the last twenty years”. As a result they decided to add the latrines to their stock, ready for shipment when disaster strikes.
There will be two variations; a raised latrine for the purpose of safe sanitation in areas where there is a flood risk or where hard soil makes digging a pit impossible; and a slab with superstructure for areas where digging a pit is no problem.
The latrine was originally developed within the Speedkits Project (www.speedkits.eu), financed by the EU and the Emergency Sanitation Project (www.emergencysanitationproject.eu), financed by USAID with starting finance from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The projects aim to develop new innovative kits for the humanitarian sector. More information on emergency sanitation activities of WASTE on www.waste.nl