Feedback on the current CHS was invited from May to December 2022. That feedback phase is closed now. But we always welcome your thoughts on the CHS and the revision process. Please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. Thank you!
Until end of April 2023, we are working on feedback analysis and writing Draft 1 of the updated Standard. Please visit this space again at the end of April, when you will find updated consultation guidance for the second consultation phase, May-September 2023.
Printed copies of the Core Humanitarian Standard
The CHS Alliance and Sphere have a limited number of printed copies of the CHS available to support organisations and individuals. These will be distributed at CHS launches, dissemination events, and trainings. You can download digital copies from the Standard page.
CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators
The CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators is a supplement to the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability. It is also included in the Sphere Handbook as the Core Humanitarian Standard chapter - one of three foundation chapters for Sphere's technical standards.
The guidance is aimed at all humanitarian actors and organisations involved in planning, managing or implementing a humanitarian response including staff and volunteers of local, national and international agencies. It may also be used by government agencies and local authorities and adapted for use with affected communities.
You can download branded materials on the CHS including the logo, posters and diagrams on the Standard and Nine Commitments here.
E-learning course on the CHS
An e-learning course on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is available in Arabic, Bengali, English, French and Swahili. The online course is available to access on Kaya, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA)'s online learning platform. It was developed through a collaborative process with the HLA, the CHS Alliance, Groupe URD, IECAH and Sphere. The course is based on four scenarios and covers the history of the CHS, its structure and scope, the Nine Commitments, the principles underpinning it, links between the CHS and other standards, the responsibilities that the CHS places on humanitarian workers and organisations, and how individuals and organisations can apply the CHS.