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CHS now available in Ukrainian

17/05/2016
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Ukrainian. The new language version of the CHS will be an invaluable resource for the community of humanitarian and development organisations working in Ukraine.

CHS launches in Haitian Creole

13/05/2016
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Haitian Creole thanks to the Haiti Accountability Learning Working Group. The new language version of the CHS will be an invaluable resource for the community of humanitarian and development organisations working in Haiti.

CHS now available in Thai

08/04/2016
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Thai. The CHS management team would like to thank independent translators Shane Hughes, Watcharee Suebkhajorn, and Siam Translation Services for their tireless work translating the Thai language version of the CHS, which will be an invaluable resource for the community of humanitarian and development organisations working in Thailand.

New training module on CHS and Sphere Handbook

05/04/2016
A new training module on the Core Humanitarian Standard and its usage in conjunction with the Sphere Handbook is now available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

CHS integrated in Humanitarian Response Plans in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia

01/03/2016
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) will get the opportunity to demonstrate its relevance in coordination and collective mechanisms in 2016, as it features for the first time in the Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) for Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Implementation Plan of the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid commits to supporting endorsement and promotion of the CHS

01/03/2016
The European Commission and the Member States have agreed to undertake the identification and promotion of a set of core harmonised key results indicators and support relevant international initiatives in order to better measure whether assistance truly responds to needs and with the desired impact.

Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) launches in Bangla

11/02/2016
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) has been launched in Bangla at a seminar in Dhaka, after its development during a year-long participatory process that included field testing. CHS Alliance Executive Director, Judith Greenwood joined the panel addressing Accountability and Quality Management in Humanitarian Actions: Bangladesh Perspective

Launch of the Guidance Notes in Arabic and Spanish

08/02/2016
Following the launch of the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators in English and French, this document is now available in Arabic and Spanish.

CHS now available in Nepali

26/01/2016
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Nepali.

CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators launched in French

18/12/2015
Following the launch of the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators in English last month, this document is now available in French.
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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