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The Sphere Project is a programme of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) and InterAction with VOICE, ICRC: and ICVA. The project was launched in 1997 to develop a set of universal minimum standards in core areas of humanitarian assistance. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of assistance provided to people affected by disasters, and to enhance the accountability of the humanitarian system in disaster response. The Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response are the product of the collective experience of many people and agencies. They should not therefore be seen as representing the views of any one agency. Contributors to the Sphere Project are listed in Annex 3.

First trial edition 1998 First final edition 2000

Oxfam Publishing ISBN 0-85598-445-7
Sphere Project ISBN 92-9139-059-3

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