New: The Sphere Handbook in Ukrainian

A Ukrainian-language version of the Sphere Handbook 2011 edition has just been published. With this new version, the Handbook is now available in 29 languages. The translation of the...

Posted: 3rd October 2016

How humanitarian workers use the Sphere Handbook

Over 2,800 users in 149 countries shared their views on the Sphere Handbook. Nine out of ten say the Handbook is useful in their daily work. In April 2016,...

Posted: 14th September 2016

Now available: Italian version of the Sphere Handbook

The Sphere Handbook 2011 edition has just been published in Italian. With this new version, the Handbook is now available in 28 languages. The Italian version of the Handbook...

Posted: 29th July 2016

The next Sphere Handbook: much more than just an update

More than just a revision, the next Sphere Handbook will ask what quality and accountable humanitarian assistance should look like in 10 years. The framework for the 2018 edition...

Posted: 19th July 2016

How standards help humanitarian actors do the right things and do them well

Humanitarian standards help governments, communities and the humanitarian system at large put people affected by crisis or conflict at the centre of humanitarian response, but not without challenges. After...

Posted: 26th June 2016

Putting People at the Centre of Humanitarian Action and the WHS

Sphere and Partners call for commitments to quality assistance, protection, and accountability at the World Humanitarian Summit. In just a few hours, the World Humanitarian Summit will convene in...

Posted: 19th May 2016

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