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An emergency kit should be able to provide you with 12 essential needs in an emergency situation:

In addition, you will need to store your supplies in something for easy movement if necessary:

Collection: Hygiene and sanitation

Hygiene and sanitation are crucial during emergencies for several reasons. First, they prevent the spread of disease, especially in crowded shelters where people are more susceptible to infection. Secondly, good hygiene protects people's dignity and mental well-being, which is vital for their overall resilience during crises. Third, access to clean water and sanitation reduces the risk of water-borne diseases, such as cholera and dysentery, which can escalate health crises. Additionally, hygiene practices such as hand washing reduce the transmission of pathogens, protecting both survivors and responders. Overall, prioritizing hygiene and sanitation in emergency situations is fundamental to maintaining your health, dignity and resilience in the face of adversity.