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Buy print copies of the Sphere Handbook 2018

Please note:

  • Practical Action Publishing distributes the 2018 Sphere Handbook globally in Arabic, English, French and Spanish: the four editions which were translated by Sphere.
  • Practical Action Publishing also distributes the 2018 Sphere Handbook globally in Congo-Swahili, Kikongo, Lingala and Tshiluba: the four national languages of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which were translated by CRJ.
  • Dar El Shorouk, based in Jordan, distributes the 2018 Sphere Handbook in Arabic.
  • Other language versions are translated, published and distributed by Sphere’s partners, and are usually available for sale through their websites or their distributors’ websites (see links below).
  • All digital versions of the Sphere Handbook (PDF) can be downloaded for free.
  • English, French, Spanish, Arabic, German and Japanese versions are available online – for free – via the Interactive Handbook.
  • For any questions, please contact us.


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A number of translations of the 2018 edition are currently in the making. Keep watching this space for updates.

Note that an earlier edition of the Handbook (2000, 2004 or 2011) may exist in your language even if it’s not listed on this page. Contact us for more information.