The Sphere Handbook is one of the
most widely known and internationally
recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards for
the delivery of quality, accountable humanitarian response. In other words, it sets
out what should be done when responding to crises. Because it is
by any one organization, the Sphere Handbook enjoys broad acceptance by
the humanitarian sector as a whole. The Handbook was created by the Sphere Project.
Anyone working or volunteering in a humanitarian response will hear frequent references to the Sphere handbook. Volunteers do not need to know the standards themselves, but they should know what the Sphere Project is and its history.
This 10-minute video introduces the Sphere Handbook and provides some background on the project.