The CHS Alliance is a global network committed to making aid work better for people. We have more than 150 member organisations and we encourage new membership applications.

What binds our diverse membership together?

CHS Alliance members believe organisations deliver higher quality, more effective aid when they are accountable to the people they serve.

Some of our members are among the largest humanitarian and development actors in the world working across several continents; others work locally and might be among the smallest. All are committed to putting people in crisis at the heart of what they do by implementing the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).

Benefits of membership

As a member of the CHS Alliance, you will be joining a community of organisations committed to making aid work better for people. Our secretariat provides services to help members:

  • Be part of collective action to make aid work better for people by applying the CHS
  • Drive the CHS Alliance’s strategy by getting involved with governance
  • Participate in CHS Alliance committees and working groups


  • Find out how well your organisation meets the CHS by getting verified
  • Contribute your data to show how the sector is meeting its CHS commitments
  • Get private online access to benchmark your organisation against sector-wide data
  • Get exclusive or discounted training and learning opportunities
  • Receive expert advice on key challenges for the sector
  • Learn from others’ best practice and collaborate with like-minded organisations

Members are also automatically enrolled in the CHS Alliance complaints mechanism.

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