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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

Through a collaborative process led by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA), the CHS Alliance, the Sphere Project, Groupe URD and IECAH have jointly developed a new online course on...

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

What applying humanitarian principles and standards looks like in real life

From dilemmas in applying humanitarian principles at field level to organisational obstacles that hinder collective accountability and governmental reluctance to abide by humanitarian standards, a range of concrete challenges...

Posted: 12th February 2016

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