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14 Apr 2014 description
report Sphere

Livestock are key livelihood assets for many people in rural areas. No wonder that a specific set of standards has been developed to help practitioners deal with a much-neglected area of humanitarian practice involving livestock owners and their animals.

17 Sep 2012 description
report Sphere

Organizing trainings on humanitarian quality and accountability has become easier in Kenya since the opening of a new resource center in Nairobi by the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG).

One of the problems training organizers face is getting handbooks and other resources from overseas on time due to shipping and customs clearing requisites. This problem is addressed by the resource center through an innovative concept: organizers can borrow the books from the center and "reimburse" them later on.

07 May 2012 description

An interagency quality and accountability review with special consideration for protection against sexual exploitation and abuse

A collaboration between the In-Country Network on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and the Joint Deployment of Joint Standards Initiative (The Sphere Project, HAP International and People In Aid)

Section 1: Introduction

1.1 Joint Deployment to Kenya

02 Feb 2012 description

The Joint Standards' Initiative deployment to the Horn of Africa that began at the end of October 2011 concluded on 31 January 2012.

The Joint Standards' Initiative is an expression of the will to achieve greater coherence between the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International, the Sphere Project and People In Aid. It builds on previous experiences of collaboration in Haiti, Myanmar and Pakistan.

22 Dec 2011 description


  • An estimated 12 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in East Africa .

  • Aid agencies in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya have reported high rates of acute malnutrition as well as large numbers of livestock deaths and other indicators of livelihood distress.

  • Numerous factors, including drought, the protracted conflict in Somalia, rising food prices, seasonal floods and localised resource conflicts are contributing to a deepening crisis.