With this new strategy, Sphere aims to reinforce its leadership role in promoting the global relevance, importance and consistent application of humanitarian standards for accountability to affected communities, through a global Sphere community of purpose and practice.
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.
The Sphere Handbook 2018 edition explicitly included, for the first time, specific references to urban settings. This guide, the 2020 edition of Using the Sphere standards in urban settings, concentrates on Sphere’s four technical chapters. Additional tools and approaches for urban response are included: Context analysis, Assessments, Profiling and Targeting; Area-based approaches and Cash and markets.
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 Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities help humanitarian organisations ensure nobody is marginalised or left behind during emergency responses. This is a translation of the original English handbook into Tetum language.
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.