Core Humanitarian Standard

Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)

General Training


The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is the result of consultations with humanitarian workers, communities and people affected by crises, a number of NGO’S, governments, United Nations and Donor agencies and academics in the sector.

The Core Humanitarian Standard sets out nine commitments that organisations and individuals within the NGO sector, and those involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide to people.

Islamic Relief have committed to this standard and were instrumental in its inception by providing the Arabic translation.

The purpose of this training course is to build the capacity of NGO staff and consultants to facilitate training on the Core Humanitarian Standard.

To learn more about the Core Humanitarian Standard click here

Main Objectives:

  • To understand the importance of Accountability in the Humanitarian Sector
  • To be able to apply the principals of the Core Humanitarian Standard in specific roles.
  • Learn how the Sphere Handbook can be utilised to improve humanitarian work.
  • To understand the value of co-ordinated and collaborative working in the Humanitarian sector.

Who will benefit from this course?:

This is course is aimed at all NGOs, humanitarian workers and those who wish to understand the principles of accountability of humanitarian work.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • List the nine commitments of the CHS and explain how each contributes to the delivery of a quality humanitarian response within the NGO sector.
  • Act as advocates and peer leaders on the importance of quality, accountability and good people management in humanitarian action.
  • Know the role of the CHS in improving the quality and effectiveness of the assistance provided to communities and to those people affected by crises.

We can deliver the Core Humanitarian Standard to your team or organisation either in the UK or anywhere across the globe.

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