Over the course of 2019, Sphere continued to promote quality and accountability across the humanitarian sector. This annual review presents a summary of Sphere’s many activities and achievements throughout 2019. The brochure, which includes a financial overview as well as a poster to print out, is only available in English.
The Syria training pack is a set of Arabic-language materials that contain guidance on how best to apply the Sphere standards in response to the country’s conflict. The pack is based on the 2018 training pack update and includes all the latest additions to the Sphere standards, but it also features additional case studies and multimedia content gathered in and around Syria.
The content was developed by experienced Sphere trainers Aya Yagan,Hamza Hamwie, Mohammad Abo Nabout,Rami Rajjoub and Mamdouh Tello.
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), managed by Sphere, the CHS Alliance and Groupe URD, is integrated in the 2018 edition of the Sphere Handbook. Its inclusion reaffirms the Handbook's rights-based approach and alignment with international law.
Sphere reviewed emerging practices in the Coronavirus outbreak response and released a 4-page document guiding you through the relevant parts of the Sphere Handbook. The document outlines the underlying principles and the importance of community engagement, as well as a detailed review of the relevant technical guidance in the WASH and Health chapters.
The document is available in 10+ languages at spherestandards.org/coronavirus.
This brochure presents the work and members of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP). The aim of the Partnership is to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian action across all sectors and a harmonised approach to support users in the application of standards.
The Alliance for Empowering Partnership (A4EP) is a network of organisations committed to strengthen the humanitarian architecture and locally led response. This position paper contributes to the discussions and decision making on COVID-19 at international, regional, national and local level.
This Booklet, designed for field practitioners, provides easy access to information and tools to apply Quality and Accountability to Affected Populations, including Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). The Booklet promotes shared decision making at all phases of the programming cycles.
The booklet is also available in Arabic.
Yemen is today’s largest humanitarian crisis. The Yemeni Family Care Association staff applies the Sphere standards in their response to ensure the quality of humanitarian assistance and make themselves accountable to the communities served. Find out how they do so through this video.
This report, produced by a team of student consultants from the London School of Economics (LSE), examines the main opportunities and challenges for engaging with National Disaster Management Authorities (NDMAs) and looks at how best to enable and support NDMAs to adopt international standards and principles in their national emergency response.