Too much guidance across the sector? How to make sense of humanitarian guidelines, tools and standards
07 August 2020 | Sphere
By Aninia Nadig, Sphere’s Policy and Pratice Manager
Do you sometimes feel confused about different kinds of guidance on the same topic and wonder which one you should follow? I would like to offer a way of navigating through...
Affected communities as first responders: How an Indonesian village led the local fight against COVID-19
07 August 2020 | Sphere
When COVID-19 began to spread across Indonesia, the Javanese village of Gumuk Indah did not wait for assistance from government or for international NGOs to fly in. Taking matters into their own hands, residents put a...
Fostering dialogue with the armed forces in humanitarian response: An interview with Rohan Kent
23 June 2020 | Sphere
Rohan Kent works within the Concepts and Capabilities Directorate of the Australian Civil-Military Centre, a government agency that promotes joint efforts between civil, police and military forces. Before joining the Centre, he spent 15 years...
Palliative care: a crucial part of any COVID-19 response
29 May 2020 | Sphere
Aninia Nadig, Sphere's Policy and Practice Manager, shares her thoughts about the importance of providing palliative care in responses to COVID-19.
Despite some progress, palliative care still does not receive enough...
Read Sphere’s annual review: discover what our community achieved in 2019
20 May 2020 | Sphere
Over the course of the past year, Sphere continued to promote quality and accountability across the humanitarian sector. Our newly released annual review presents a summary of Sphere’s many activities and achievements throughout 2019. The...
Applying humanitarian standards in global COVID-19 responses is crucial for programme quality, says the UN
19 May 2020 | Sphere
A strategic document published this month by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) stresses the importance of supporting humanitarian workers to apply Sphere standards as part of the global...
Share your expertise digitally and shape future Sphere standards!
05 May 2020 | Sphere
Humanitarian practitioners anywhere in the world can now share their first-hand experience, add to the knowledge of the Sphere community and shape the next edition of the Sphere Handbook and standards.
Sphere is launching...
Sphere releases COVID-19 guidance based on humanitarian standards
01 April 2020 | Sphere
Visit the dedicated page and download our COVID-19 guidance
Coronavirus is spreading globally. How can individuals, communities, humanitarian actors, local and national authorities best respond to uphold the rights of...
When Sphere brings the private and humanitarian sectors together: the case of Sri Lanka
23 March 2020 | Sphere
Firzan Hashim is the Sri Lanka Country Director for the Asia-Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management, a trans-national platform that coordinates the work of governments, private companies and NGOs in the event of humanitarian crises....
Sphere releases new training tool tailored to Syria response
02 March 2020 | Sphere
Humanitarian practitioners working in Syria can now have a revamped tool to support them in providing high quality and accountable assistance. Sphere recently released an updated version of its Syria training pack, a set of...