Purpose: The minimum standards are designed for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation during humanitarian response in order for disaster-affected populations to survive and recover in stable conditions and with dignity. It is also an effective advocacy tool when negotiating for humanitarian space and for the provision of resources with authorities.

Overview: The minimum standards are sets of standards for humanitarian response and is used as an inter-agency communication and coordination tool. It has three main sections:

  • Introduction about the Sphere project and the Handbook
  • Key standards: Humanitarian Charter, Protection Principles, Core Standards
  • Minimum standards in four cross-cutting issues including: water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action.

Usage: Guidance for project implementation

Audience: Technical staff, Gender and Diversity Practitioners, Communication staff, Volunteers

For Vietnamese version, click here Tiếng Việt, size 2 MB

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Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 3
Country: Vietnam
Resource type: Guidelines

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