CUSTOMER SERVICE

01926 634501

Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response

By The Sphere Project

*NEW Core Humanitarian Standards added to the Sphere Handbook


Read about related standards from the Humanitarian Standards Partnership

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response (Bulk Pack x 20)
ISBN: 9781908176301
Format: Multiple copy pack
£140.00
Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response
ISBN: 9781908176004
Format: Mixed media product
£12.95
Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response eBook
ISBN: 9781908176103
Format: eBook
£8.94

Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response View Jacket

  • Synopsis

    * The new pack now has the following supplementary resources included with the English language print edition

    • Introduction on integrating the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)

    • CHS Guidance Note and Indicators

    • The CHS and Sphere Core Standards: Analysis and Comparison

    Read more about the Sphere Project and other language editions.

    The Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response will not stop humanitarian crises from happening, nor can they prevent human suffering. What they offer, however, is an opportunity for the enhancement of assistance with the aim of making a difference to the lives of people affected The Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (The Sphere Handbook) is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards for the delivery of quality humanitarian response and puts the right of disaster-affected populations to life with dignity, and to protection and assistance at the centre of humanitarian action. The Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response and The Sphere Project promotes the active participation of affected populations as well as of local and national authorities, and is used to negotiate humanitarian space and resources with authorities in disaster-preparedness work. The minimum standards cover four primary life-saving areas of humanitarian aid: water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action. The new edition of the Sphere Project’s Handbook updates the qualitative and quantitative indicators and guidance notes and improves the overall structure and consistency of the text including a rewritten Humanitarian Charter, updated common standards, a stronger focus on protection and revised technical chapters. "The Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response will not of course stop humanitarian crises from happening, nor can they prevent human suffering. What they offer, however, is an opportunity for the enhancement of assistance with the aim of making a difference to the lives of people affected by disaster” Ton van Zutphen, Sphere Board Chair and John Damerell, Sphere Project Manager in the Foreword to the new edition.

  • Table of Contents
    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    What is Sphere?
    The Humanitarian Charter
    Protection Principles
    The Core Standards
    Minimum Standards in Water Supply, Sanitation
    and Hygiene Promotion
    Minimum Standards in Food Security and
    Nutrition
    Minimum Standards in Shelter, Settlement and
    Non-Food Items
    Minimum Standards in Health Action
    Annex 1. Key Documents that inform the
    Humanitarian Charter
    Annex 2. The Code of Conduct for the
    International Red Cross and Red Crescent
    Movement and Non-Governmental
    Organisations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author The Sphere Project
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 400