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COVID-19 case studies of good practice from around the globe


The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.

Sphere issued COVID-19 guidance based on Sphere standards in February 2020. This was translated into another 13 languages by the Sphere community and was expanded to cover the portfolio of humanitarian standards offered by the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP).

COVID-19 guidance based on humanitarian standards

The WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Sphere hosted a series of COVID-19 webinars between April and November 2020. Speakers included health experts and community members from Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East and Europe.

COVID-19 webinar series recordings and presentations


The experiences of our speakers and community representatives are now captured in a series of case studies to accompany the webinar recordings. Discover good practices in humanitarian response to COVID-19 from a community led response in Indonesia; working with people on the move in Peru; parallels with tackling Ebola in the DRC; and providing palliative care for refugees in Bangladesh.

Browse the nine case studies or download the whole set of PDF files as a ZIP folder.

COVID-19 case studies