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Helping to keep livestock alive in emergencies

Livestock are key livelihood assets for many people in rural areas. No wonder that a specific set of standards has been developed to help practitioners deal with a much-neglected...

Posted: 13th April 2014

Dos and don’ts of training on humanitarian standards in emergencies

Experienced Sphere trainers share their wisdom on how to deal with on-the-spot training in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. When a sudden disaster strikes, the capacity of humanitarian...

Posted: 10th April 2014

Child protection in emergencies, or the importance of letting children be children

Children in the Atma camp in northern Syria, which has become temporary home to thousands of people who have fled the violence as the war rages on in the...

Posted: 22nd March 2014

Alistair Dutton appointed Sphere Project Interim Manager

The Sphere Project Board has appointed Alistair Dutton as the Project’s Interim Manager. Dutton will take over the position on April 1. Dutton brings over 15 years of experience...

Posted: 21st March 2014

20 years after the Rwandan Genocide: The unfinished accountability revolution – An interview with John Borton

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, which represented a traumatic watershed for the humanitarian sector. The following interview discusses its impact on the efforts to...

Posted: 20th March 2014

“There is no doubt that Sphere has come a long way” — An interview with John Damerell

The Sphere Project manager since 2009, John Damerell, is stepping down at the end of next month. In the following interview he reviews the development of the Project over...

Posted: 11th February 2014

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