Humanity Voice - Humanitarian aid best practice guidelines updated

 

 

   Last Update : 16:33:00 GMT +2:00

Wednesday 23rd of April 2014
News
Gaza solidarity campaigns
Al- Aqsa mosque
Charities News
Achievements
Upper Hand
With the people
Interviews
Reports & Research
References
Opinion
Charity Issues
Union Campaigns
Hot subjects
 
Enter your e-mail
          Vote
what should the charities do,concerning the deterioration of living conditions in Gaza ,due to repeated closures of the crossings ?
Intensifying relief efforts towards Gaza
Coordinating with Egyptian authorities for the entry of aid
Highlighting the suffering of the people of Gaza
All of the above.
Results
          PHOTO GALLERY
see more photos...
    Charity Issues
 Home Page   charity issues
send to friend print
  Humanitarian aid best practice guidelines updated
humanitarian voice - 2011-06-28

The launch of an Arabic version of the 2011 Sphere Handbook, which sets out best practice in the delivery of humanitarian aid, comes at a time of major political, economic and social change across the Middle East and should help streamline humanitarian responses, say aid officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Sphere Handbook has informed our response to various disaster situations, most recently those in Yemen, Pakistan and Libya, Mohammed Khalifa Alqamzi, secretary-general of the UAE Red Crescent Authority, said during the launch in Abu Dhabi on 23 June.

The new Sphere Handbook is also available in Russian, Spanish, French and German.

During the launch of the revised English edition of the handbook in New York in April 2011, Valerie Amos, UN under-secretary-general and emergency relief coordinator, said: The Sphere standards are the benchmark for ensuring humane and fair humanitarian assistance to people in need around the world "I hope that all organizations that provide humanitarian aid will become familiar with the standards and use them," she added.

Speaking at the Arabic launch, Sultan Al Shamsi, executive director of the UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid, said it was important for Arab donor organizations to apply agreed minimum standards in their relief operations. [Arab] aid workers need to be aware of the mechanisms to deliver aid and to be accountable according to these internationally accepted standards, he added.

According to Khaled Khalifa, head of IRIN Dubai office and Sphere trainer, the lack of specialized humanitarian studies in Arabic represents a major challenge for Arab aid workers who strive to embrace new theories and practices in the field. The Arabic edition of the Sphere handbook is a good tool which contributes to bridging this gap.

The Humanitarian Charter, which describes core principles that should govern humanitarian action, is the foundation of the handbook. The core principles include avoiding exposing vulnerable people to further harm as a result of response, ensuring their access to impartial aid, protecting them from physical and psychological harm due to violence or coercion and assisting them to claim their rights and recover from abuse.

    Archive
USD one bln during the next five years to African countries from Kuwait
11 million in British aid to support vulnerable Syrian refugees in Jordan
$1.6 million German project to support Jordan's healthcare services
UAE announces US$10 million in humanitarian assistance to the Philippines
UAE reinforces international efforts to eradicate polio among Syrian children
Japan grants Jordan $10.2 million to support host communities
Sheikha Jawaher : Emergency relief must be provided as priority to Syrian refugees
UAE president orders 21 Pakistani projects at a cost of US$184.2 million.
UN aid chief, Valerie Amos, seeks action on Syria aid access
Renowned US physician, clown visits young cancer patients in Jordan

[ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 ] Next : Last
 
 
Israeli forces raid protest village of Ein Hijleh in the Jordan valley
Israeli forces on Tuesday raided the protest village of Ein Hijleh and fired live bullets, tear gas,
Israeli extremist settlers storm Al-Aqsa, injured sever...

France contributes 500,000 euros to WFPS food assistan...

UN : unusual lack of rain in Syria during this winter c...

Freed female prisoner: Life-threatening conditions in I...

Israeli occupation intensifies Judaization projects in ...

70 Jewish settlers have stormed today morning Al-Aqsa M...

The Israeli settlers attempt to turn Al-Khalil into a J...

Grandi urged the international community to save the be...

Italian activists in Rome : Israeli authorities steal w...

A Palestinian child was shot and killed by Israeli army...

Israeli warships fire at Palestinian fishermen near Gaz...

European Union warns of serious security fallout from G...

 

Copyright 2005-2008 HumanityVoice - All rights reserved

All articles, news, or comments expressed within this website are the sole responsibility of the author in no way represent the views of Humanityvoice.net Any mentioning of persons or institutions does not necessarily constitute an approval of any sort.

Make us your home page

Guest Book

Add to Favorites