Published in: 2015
The Sphere Project
Sphere’s six Core Standards describe processes that are essential to achieving all the Sphere minimum standards, which are focused on meeting the urgent survival needs of people affected by disaster or conflict. They are a practical expression of the principles of the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and are fundamental to the rights of people affected by conflict or disaster to assistance that supports life with dignity. Sphere Core Standards are qualitative in nature and specify the level to be attained in humanitarian response. Key actions are suggested activities to help meet the standards. Key indicators help judge whether a standard has been met. Guidance notes bring specific points to the attention of the practitioner applying the standards.
The purpose of this document is to assist humanitarian practitioners, trainers and other stakeholders to gain a quick understanding of the similarities and differences between Sphere’s Core Standards and the CHS during this interim period, particularly as the CHS guidance notes and indicators are in development.
The Sphere Project (2015). The Core Humanitarian Standard and the Sphere Core Standards - Analysis and Comparison. Geneva, Switzerland.
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