The Sphere Project

The Sphere Project
January 2005

The Sphere Project

 

The Sphere Project was initiated in 1997 by a group of NGOs collaborating with the Red Crescent Movement to develop a set of universal minimum standards in core areas of humanitarian response. The intention of the Sphere Handbook is to aid in improving the quality of humanitarian response in situations of disaster and conflict and to enhance the accountability of the humanitarian system to disaster-affected people.