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Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

How to use this chapter

The Core Standards are essential process standards shared by all sectors. They provide a single reference point for approaches that underpin all the standards in the Handbook. Each chapter, therefore, requires the companion use of the Core Standards to help attain its own standards.

There are six Core Standards:

Each Core Standard is structured as follows:

The key indicators of the Core Standards accommodate wide variations in a user’s application and context. Measurable and time-bound specifications for each indicator are highly context- and sector-specific. Users should therefore adapt the key indicators to their particular situation, as appropriate.

A select list of references and further reading is included at the end of this chapter.