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Research recommends more attention to protracted crises in revised Sphere standards

Humanitarian crises are becoming longer in duration and more complex in scope. In preparing for the 2018 Handbook, Sphere commissioned a research team of the London School of Economic...

Posted: 19th April 2017

New edition of the Minimum Standards for Economic Recovery

The third edition of the Minimum Standards for Economic Recovery reflects recent developments in the humanitarian sector and benefits from input gathered across a wide range of organisations and...

Posted: 26th March 2017

What will 2017 bring for humanitarian standards

By Christine Knudsen (*) The year ahead will see significant moves in the humanitarian standards landscape - and mark Sphere's 20th anniversary! As the number of people requiring humanitarian...

Posted: 20th December 2016

How humanitarian standards help us spotlight minorities

By Christine Knudsen (*) When disaster strikes, it is critical to pay special attention to the situation of those who may be disenfranchised, at heightened risk, and with fewer...

Posted: 1st December 2016

Are we ready? How organisational culture needs to change to put people at the centre

By Nik Rilkoff (*) When it comes to meeting humanitarian accountability commitments, many organisations have put time, money and effort into information systems and complaints feedback mechanisms. However, it...

Posted: 30th November 2016

Training humanitarian workers in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, 60 aid workers attended a training on Sphere principles and standards in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwestern Haiti on 4 October....

Posted: 20th October 2016

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