The Sphere Project: The Sphere Project was launched in 1997 by a group of humanitarian NGOs and the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. Sphere is based on two core beliefs:
- first, that all possible steps should be taken to alleviate human suffering arising out of calamity and conflict, and
- second, that those affected by disaster have a right to life with dignity and therefore a right to assistance.
- Sphere is three things: a handbook, a wide process of collaboration and an expression of commitment to quality and accountability. The project has developed several tools, the key one being the handbook.
Horst Koehler, Patron and former Head of State of Germany; Annalena Baerbock, Foreign Minister & Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees