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World Humanitarian Data & Trends: Commitment 5 of the CHS is lagging behind

14/12/2017
Self-assessments conducted in 2016 reveal the extent to which humanitarian organisations do or do not fulfil the nine commitments. The commitment with the lowest average score is Commitment 5, which calls for communities and people affected by crisis to have access to safe and responsive complaint mechanisms - a necessary component of accountable humanitarian action.

IASC reviews CAAP to reflect Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)

08/12/2017
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principles has recently developed and endorsed a revised version of the Commitments on Accountability to Affected People and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CAAP) to reflect essential developments such as the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).

“The training is very interactive and it’s a great learning environment, fun and warm.”

15/11/2017
CHS Alliance’s last Training of Trainers (ToT) on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) for 2017 took place from 7-10 November in Dublin, with the generous support of Irish Aid. The event brought together 15 participants from seven Irish organisations including ActionAid Ireland, Brighter Communities Worldwide, Concern Worldwide, Comhlámh, GOAL, Oxfam Ireland and Trócaire.

CHS launches in Cebuano language

30/10/2017
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Cebuano language. The CHS management team would like to thank Christian Aid and the Center for Disaster Preparedness for preparing the translation. The CHS in Cebuano language will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

“It is really engaging if you want accountability to happen”

12/10/2017
From 16 to 19 October the CHS Alliance hosted a Training of Trainers workshop on the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in Geneva. In total 15 persons from all walks of the humanitarian sector participated in the four-day training with the aim to learn more about the CHS and become able to train their colleagues a

CHS launches in Filipino (Tagalog)

04/09/2017
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Filipino (Tagalog). The CHS management team would like to thank Christian Aid and the Center for Disaster Preparedness for preparing the translation. The CHS in Filipino (Tagalog) will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators launch in Swahili

21/08/2017
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Guidance Notes and Indicators is now available in Swahili. The CHS management team would like to thank the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and Tamarind Translations for preparing the translation.

CHS and the Guidance Notes and Indicators launch in Vietnamese

07/08/2017
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators are now available in Vietnamese. The CHS management team would like to thank the Disaster Management Working Group in Vietnam for coordinating the translation. The CHS in Vietnamese will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

CHS and the Guidance Notes and Indicators launch in Chinese

07/07/2017
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and the Guidance Notes and Indicators are now available in Chinese. The CHS management team would like to thank Oxfam Hong Kong, World Vision China, Plan International China and Zhuoming Information Aid for their hard work translating and designing the Standard. The CHS in Chinese will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

CHS launches in Myanmar language

10/05/2017
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Myanmar language. The CHS management team would like to thank the American Red Cross for coordinating the translation of the Standard. The CHS in Myanmar language will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.
What's new
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COAST Trust contributes to the first response in Cox Bazar, as Rohingya refugees reach Bangladesh, October 2017

Credit: COAST Trust, Bangladesh 

The Core Humanitarian Standard should be the basis against which we undertake and judge our work. To best support those affected by crises, we must always strive to match our technical interventions with the effort to meet the Standard.
Peter Walker, former Director, Feinstein International Center
CHS Alliance
Groupe URD
Sphere Project