Foreword Acknowledgements What is Sphere? 1. The Handbook 2. Using the Standards in context Appendix 1 Delivering assistance through markets The Humanitarian Charter Protection Principles The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH) Food Security and Nutrition Shelter and Settlement Health Annexes Annex 1 Legal foundation to Sphere Annex 2 The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief Annex 3 Abbreviations and acronyms Index
The Sphere Project was initiated in 1997 by a group of NGOs and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to develop a set of universal minimum standards in core areas of humanitarian response. In 2017, the Sphere Project became independent as and is now the Sphere Association.