The Core Humanitarian Standard is available in two versions: as a separate booklet or as part of the Sphere Handbook. The Sphere Handbook is available in 18 languages and includes guidance notes. You can download the separate booklet below.

Language versions

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) is now available in 30 languages:

Plain language versions of the CHS commitments

Full versions

Organisations are encouraged to translate the CHS into other languages, to help disseminate the document more widely and support humanitarian and development actors around the world. Those wishing to do so should first contact for more information and approval from the CHS communications team. 

Putting crisis-affected people at the centre
Putting crisis-affected people at the centre

P-FIM training participants listen to a group of pregnant women, girl mothers, women's associations and survivors of SBBV in North Kivu, DRC.

Credit: Johanniter

Save the Children is embedding the CHS as our guiding standard within emergency response. Above all, we wish to place accountability to children as the driving force behind everything we do.
Richard Cobb, Evidence and Impact Advisor, Save the Children
CHS Alliance
Groupe URD
Sphere Project