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 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 latest revision of the Sphere Handbook was the most far-reaching consultative process in Sphere’s history. As the process of finalising the publication reached its final stages, an after-action review was then commissioned to compile and draw out key learnings from the experience of putting together the new Handbook content. This public report (available in English only) is a synthesis of the main review.
Sphere partner Aktion Deutschland Hilft translated into German a series of Sphere posters illustrating the core principles embedded in the Humanitarian Charter. The posters help disseminate information and raise awareness on the basic rights of affected populations.
What are humanitarian standards? How are they developed and updated? Why are they so important to people affected by disaster and crisis?
This video produced by the members of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP) aims to answer these questions in a simple and effective manner. It allows everyone to familiarise with the seven standard initiatives which compose the Partnership.
A thematic sheet is a short guide that compiles references to a particular topic in the Sphere Handbook and delves deeper into the issue.
Sphere's thematic sheet on Reducing environmental impact in humanitarian response offers hands-on guidance to practitioners looking to consider environmental issues in their humanitarian programmes. It is the first in a series of upcoming thematic sheets.