The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) sets out nine commitments to ensure that organisations support people and communities affected by crisis and vulnerability in ways that respect their rights and dignity and promote their primary role in finding solutions to the crises they face.  

The CHS is a globally recognised, measurable standard that promotes equitable, inclusive and collaborative relations between people and communities and those working to support them and aims to address potential power imbalances. It is relevant and applicable for all those who individually or collectively work to support people and communities.  

We have revised the CHS

CHS Alliance, Groupe URD and Sphere, as custodians of the CHS, have overseen a global consultation to revise the CHS. An 18-month participatory process to update and improve the Standard was concluded at the end of 2023. The result is a more relevant, user-friendly and accessible CHS that will be launched globally in March 2024.

For more information, see the CHS Revision page or contact us through

CHS Alliance
Groupe URD
Sphere Project