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Sphere Project Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

ISBN-10: 1908176008
ISBN-13: 9781908176004
Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)
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Description: The Sphere Project is an initiative to determine and promote standards by which the global community responds to the plight of people affected by disasters. With this Handbook, Sphere is working for a world in which the right of all people affected  More...

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
Publication date: 4/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Sphere Project is an initiative to determine and promote standards by which the global community responds to the plight of people affected by disasters. With this Handbook, Sphere is working for a world in which the right of all people affected by disasters to re-establish their lives and livelihoods is recognized and acted upon in ways that respect their voice and promote their dignity and security. This Handbookcontains: * A Humanitarian Charter: legal and moral principles which reflect the rights of disaster-affected populations * Protection Principles * Core Standards and Minimum Standardsin four key life-saving humanitarian sectors: Water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion; Food security and nutrition; Shelter, settlement and non-food items; Health action. They describe what needs to be achieved in a humanitarian response in order for disaster-affected populations to survive and recover in stable conditions and with dignity. The Sphere Handbookenjoys broad ownership by agencies and individuals, offering the humanitarian sector a common language for working together towards quality and accountability in disaster and conflict situations. The Sphere Handbookhas a number of companion standards, extending its scope in response to needs that have emerged within the humanitarian sector. The Sphere Project was initiated in 1997 by a number of humanitarian NGOs and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Minimum Standards in Health Action
The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red C
Index
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