ICRC offers Sphere e-learning course to staff

31 October 2013 | Sphere Project

ICRC staff in HaitiFamily reunification in Haiti. Following the 2010 earthquake, the ICRC and the Haiti Red Cross worked to facilitate the reunification of families like this one. © Olga Miltcheva/ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Sphere Project have agreed to include the Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course in the ICRC online learning platform. The course is available to some 12,000 ICRC staff worldwide.

Founded 150 years ago, the ICRC is the world's oldest humanitarian organization. It works worldwide to provide assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war.

Independent and neutral, the organization is based in Geneva, Switzerland. It employs some 12,000 staff in 80 countries. The ICRC staff can now take the Sphere course in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

The Sphere e-learning course aims to increase the understanding and effective use of the Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. An ambitious training program on Sphere principles and standards, the course allows humanitarian workers to learn at their own pace in an autonomous manner.

  • The Sphere Handbook in Action course is currently available to the public on several platforms; learn more at SphereProject.org/e-learning
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