Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Stardards in Disaster Response

Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Stardards in Disaster Response In a remarkable international initiative aimed at improving the effectiveness and accountability of disaster response the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response sets o

  • Title: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Stardards in Disaster Response
  • Author: The Sphere Project
  • ISBN: 9780855984625
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a remarkable international initiative aimed at improving the effectiveness and accountability of disaster response, the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response sets out for the first time what people affected by disasters have a right to expect from humanitarian assistance The cornerstone of this unique book is the Humanitarian Charter, wIn a remarkable international initiative aimed at improving the effectiveness and accountability of disaster response, the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response sets out for the first time what people affected by disasters have a right to expect from humanitarian assistance The cornerstone of this unique book is the Humanitarian Charter, which is based on the principles and provisions of international humanitarian, human rights, and refugee law, and on the principles of the Red Cross, Red Crescent, and the NGO Code of Conduct It describes the core principles that govern humanitarian action and asserts the right ofpopulations to protection and assistance The Charter is followed by minimum standards in five core sectors water supply and sanitation, nutrition, food aid, shelter and site planning, and health services.

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