2019 CHS Alliance Annual Report

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Time: it flies. It seems only months ago that the launch of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) was being celebrated in Copenhagen, weeks ago that we were marking its first year. In December 2019, we celebrated half a decade of the CHS. Throughout these five years, if nothing else, the CHS has taught us that where there’s a will – alongside impassioned members, dedicated staff and board members, enthused donors, and a great need and desire to put people at the centre of humanitarian response – then there is a way.

While humanitarian action still has some way to go before it looks anything like perfect, we can make aid work better. In the past five years the CHS has become firmly embedded in the humanitarian sector: it is available in 27 languages, is central to global policy discussions, and more organisations than ever have begun the journey to assess their application of the CHS through our Verification Scheme.