The Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSPapp) is designed for field practitioners providing humanitarian aid in disaster or conflict situations.

It provides access to the Humanitarian Charter, Protection Principles, Core Humanitarian Standard and standards for the following key areas of humanitarian response:

• water supply, hygiene and sanitation;
• shelter and non-food items;
• food security and nutrition,
• health action;
• child protection;
• education;
• livestock management;
• market analysis; and
• economic recovery.

All content is available in English, with some standards also available in French and Spanish; other languages will be added progressively. The HSPapp works on- and off-line and is available for free.

The HSPapp is a product jointly developed by the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP), whose members are:

• Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (The Alliance);
• Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP);
• Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE);
• Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Project;
• Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network; and
• Sphere.

Founded on humanitarian principles and human rights, humanitarian standards help practitioners turn principles into action. Humanitarian standards outline what help and protection crisis-affected populations are entitled to, and uphold their right to life with dignity. Developed by thousands of experts globally and based on evidence, experience and learning, they are among the most recognised statements of accountability in humanitarian work.

The Humanitarian Standards Partnership includes:

What’s New


Support for the Sphere 2018 standard; updated look and feel; fix browsing contents lists; fix loading issue on older versions of iOS; improved performance when navigating between pages in standards.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
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5 Ratings
PhelineCat ,

Logo has no id

Periodically I switch out or use different apps regularly, depending on my focus. If I'm browsing folders I want to know at a glance what one is if I haven't used it in awhile, especially if I off loaded several in a folder. Please keep the logo clean but easy to identify.

sarahjward ,

Great to have these on my phone

All the humanitarian standards in one place ... and the updated MERSIII (minimum economic recovery standards) too!

Optionforoldversionwanted ,


Every time I attempt to go to SPHERE table of contents, the app crashes.


Sphere Association
77.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, French, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Sphere Association


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