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.
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.
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, one of Sphere’s partner standard initiatives, released the second edition of the Child Protection Minimum Standard (CPMS) in October. The CPMS handbook guides humanitarian professionals in preventing harm and supporting the recovery of children caught up in crises.
The Sphere Training Package (2018 edition) is an essential companion not only for seasoned Sphere trainers, but also for less experienced workshop leaders and even self-learners. The package is the main support tool for lecturers, learning consultants and field trainers who facilitate Sphere training of any kind. It contains five days’ worth of materials, and its modular nature means it can be used in its entirety, reformulated for shorter workshops, or injected into broader initiatives such as humanitarian degree programmes.