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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

New online course on the Core Humanitarian Standard

An online course on the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) is now available. The course was jointly developed by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, the CHS Alliance,...

Posted: 19th May 2016

New guidance on using Sphere standards in urban settings

Sphere for Urban Response, a new publication in the ‘Sphere unpacked' series that fills a gap in current guidance on how to implement humanitarian standards across different contexts, is...

Posted: 1st April 2016

Thai version of the Sphere Handbook now available

The Sphere Handbook 2011 edition has just been published in Thai. With this new version, the Handbook is now available in 27 languages. The translation of the Handbook was...

Posted: 1st April 2016

Sphere e-learning course now available to UN humanitarian staff

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is offering the Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course to its over 2,000 staff across the world. The course...

Posted: 24th February 2016

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