About usSphere Standards

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:

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* 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 broad process of collaboration and an expression of commitment to quality and accountability. The project has developed several tools, the key one being the handbook.