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19/06/2018

MEDAIR's alignment with CHS helps make communities more resilient


South Sudan has a sporadic and inconsistent phone network inaccessible in many parts of the country. Radios and televisions are rare. Villages are spread out and isolated. The ability to share messages with the population of South Sudan is severely hindered by the lack of infrastructure and difficult terrain. This context creates a challenging situation for Medair as it works to not only provide services but to also encourage change and build resilience at the household level.

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19/06/2018

MEDAIR's alignment with CHS helps make communities more resilient


South Sudan has a sporadic and inconsistent phone network inaccessible in many parts of the country. Radios and televisions are rare. Villages are spread out and isolated. The ability to share messages with the population of South Sudan is severely hindered by the lack of infrastructure and difficult terrain. This context creates a challenging situation for Medair as it works to not only provide services but to also encourage change and build resilience at the household level.

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07/06/2018

Member of the Month: Concern Worldwide


This month we are putting Concern Worldwide in the spotlight. As a member of the CHS Alliance and Ireland’s largest humanitarian organisation, Concern continuously strengthens and expands systems and processes to ensure accountability across its programmes.

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06/06/2018

Digitalising Complaints Response Mechanism in Somalia


In a bid to improve its Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM), Concern Somalia decided to digitise the process through the use of Digital Data Gathering. This led to the generation of real-time information which had to be handled in a well-coordinated manner in order to deal appropriately with sensitive and non-sensitive issues.

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22/05/2018

How can mindfulness improve humanitarian aid? - Coffee with Hitendra Solanki, Action Against Hunger UK


On the occasion of Mental Health Awareness Week, we caught up with Hitendra to talk about why it is crucial to pay attention to the mental health of humanitarian staff, and how mindfulness and stress management can improve their wellbeing. As the Mindfulness & Wellbeing Adviser for Action Against Hunger UK and the Start Network, Hitendra has led a three-year pilot project for the Start Network’s Transforming Surge Capacity programme, funded by DFID.

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17/05/2018

A big welcome to UNRWA Spain, our newest member!


United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Spain was established in 2005 as the first UNRWA Committee worldwide. Its main objectives are to raise awareness among the Spanish population about the situation of Palestinian refugees and to help the refugee population reach the highest standards of human development.

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15/05/2018

Be the consultant who evaluates the achievements of the CHS Alliance


We are seeking a consultant to document and provide critical analysis of CHS Alliance's achievements with regard to the Alliance's Statutes, and to assess the results of the merger between HAP International and People in Aid. The consultant will also assess our progress towards the achievement of our objectives and goals, and give input on our current strategy. Interested? Please sumbit your application by Monday, 28 May. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 8 June.

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14/05/2018

CHS Alliance appoints Tanya Wood as Executive Director


On behalf of the Board of the CHS Alliance, Robert Tickner, Chair, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanya Wood as the future Executive Director of the Alliance. “I am delighted to welcome Tanya to the CHS Alliance, she will take over from Judith F. Greenwood in September this year,” said Robert.

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07/05/2018

SEA investigations workshop takes place in Dublin


From 1 to 4 May the CHS Alliance organised an SEA investigations workshop in Dublin, gathering 20 professionals from Concern Worldwide, Finn Church Aid, Humanitrain, Oxfam International, People in Need, Trócaire and Water Aid. The session was hosted by Concern Worldwide and participants were joining us from Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, UK and USA.

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25/04/2018

Member of the Month: Christian Aid


This month we are putting our member Christian Aid in the spotlight. They have recently certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) for the second consecutive time. Together with Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK), their partner in Bangladesh, they have also released a particularly telling report in which they assess the degree to which the humanitarian sector is accountable to Rohingya refugees.

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23/04/2018

Training about CHS takes place in Gaziantep


Osman Consulting organised a training session about the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in Gaziantep, Turkey, from 9 to 11 April. The group, consisting of 30 participants, represented some 15 Syrian organisations operating in Syria and Turkey.

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