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Minimum standards for age- and disability-inclusive humanitarian responses launched

By Irene Van Horssen HelpAge International has worked with six other agencies to launch a new set of minimum standards to support ageing- and disability-inclusive responses in humanitarian crises....

Posted: 28th August 2015

Disseminating Sphere in Turkey – Kamil Erdem Güler

The first time Kamil Erdem Güler ever saw a Sphere Handbook was in a refugee camp on the outskirts of the Somali capital city, Mogadishu. It was 2012 and...

Posted: 21st July 2015

“An introduction to Sphere” online course

The Sphere Project office and will offer a short introductory online course on Sphere principles and standards at the end of September. "An introduction to Sphere" is an...

Posted: 15th July 2015

World Humanitarian Day – 19 August 2015

This year's campaign to mark World Humanitarian Day aims to tell the stories of extraordinary resilience behind today's humanitarian crises. Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day recognises...

Posted: 15th July 2015

Ensuring aid quality in Jordan – Firas Saleh

"One out of four people in Jordan is a Syrian refugee," says Firas Saleh, Programme Quality Manager at CARE International in Jordan. In addition to Syrians, there are some...

Posted: 1st July 2015

Filling the humanitarian expertise gap in Lebanon – Rita Rhayem

A pharmacist with a degree on health management, Rita Rhayem discovered the humanitarian field thanks to a short stint with Doctors Without Borders during the 2006 Lebanon War. "That...

Posted: 1st July 2015

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