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The CHS is now available in Urdu

25/11/2015
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Urdu. The Standard was translated into Urdu by Community World Service Asia (CWSA).

CHS now available in Khmer

12/11/2015
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Khmer. The Standard was translated into Khmer by World Vision Cambodia, and the CHS management team would like to thank the World Vision Cambodia for their tireless work in translating and designing the Khmer language version of the CHS

CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators launched

06/11/2015
Following a global consultation during which numerous organisations and individuals tested the document in their work both in the field and at headquarter-level, the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators have now been launched.

Core Humanitarian Standard now available in Arabic

04/11/2015
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Arabic. The Standard was translated into Arabic by a consortium of agencies working in the Middle East and produced by Islamic Relief Worldwide.

Core Humanitarian Standard now available in Bahasa Indonesia

21/10/2015
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Bahasa Indonesia. We would like to thank the Indonesian Society for Disaster Management (MPBI) for translating the Standard and Oxfam GB for supporting its publication and launch.

Core Humanitarian Standard now available in Turkish

14/08/2015
The Core Humanitarian Standard is now available in Turkish. We would like to thank the team at Mavi Kalem for all their work translating the Standard.

Great feedback received during consultation on the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators

22/07/2015
We have received a range of informative feedback on the draft CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators from humanitarian actors worldwide during the two-month consultation period. Respondents liked that the tool is “relevant”, “comprehensive” and “high quality” while also highlighting areas for improvement.

Core Humanitarian Standard now available in Korean

14/07/2015
The Core Humanitarian Standard is now available in Korean. We would like to thank the Korean NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC) for translating the Standard.

Creation of the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative

13/07/2015
The Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (the Initiative) is a new organisation which has been set up on 7 July 2015 following the launch of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) to promote quality and accountable support to vulnerable communities affected by crisis or at risk of crisis, through the provision of accessible, high-quality verification and certification services to NGOs worldwide.

Presentation of the Core Humanitarian Standard in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

26/05/2015
The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) was presented to 60 humanitarian and development actors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 29 April 2015. The session raised awareness of the CHS’s development, content and use among Haiti’s humanitarian community.
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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
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Groupe URD
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