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Revised CHS

Stronger Core Humanitarian Standard to be Officially Launched Soon

February 2024

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), a widely accepted framework for ensuring accountability in aid, has undergone improvement with the active participation of the crisis-affected communities it aims to serve.

During the past 18 months, the CHS copyright holders CHS Alliance, Sphere and Groupe URD have collaborated with multiple stakeholders to refine and simplify the CHS. This collaborative effort, influenced by the feedback of over 4,000 contributors from 90 countries, has resulted in a significant update that aims to enhance the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Fundamental Changes – what is essential to know

  1. The CHS more clearly reflects what people experiencing crisis want and expect. It makes stronger commitments to support people and communities affected by crises while upholding rights and dignity.
  2. The CHS has been simplified. It uses clearer language and consists of nine commitments with a reduced number of requirements for organisations.
  3. The CHS is now more accessible and inclusive, able to be used by any people or organisations providing support during crises.

Join the Movement:

The official launch of the CHS 2024 will take place on March 21st, 2024. Join the global launch and learn more about the updated CHS:

This update marks a significant step forward in ensuring that humanitarian aid is truly responsive to the needs of those it serves. By empowering communities and fostering broader collaboration, the CHS 2024 has the potential to transform the way we respond to crises, building a more just and equitable world for all.