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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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11/04/2018

We are revising the CHS Self-Assessment tool!


At the beginning of the year, we have launched a consultation process in order to make the CHS Self-Assessment tool more user-friendly and offer more support throughout the exercise. We invited those of you who have completed the self-assessment process to participate in a survey. Thanks for your comments and suggestions!

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11/04/2018

Shelter/NFI Cluster in South Sudan puts people at the centre


The Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) Cluster in South Sudan has created a commitment document to boost their Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP). It aims to put affected people and communities at the centre of humanitarian action, in compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

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11/04/2018

Sharing resources on PSEA


Due to the increased interest in issues around Protection against Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (PSEA), on 27 March 2018, the CHS Alliance and Bond hosted a webinar to share resources with HR professionals and senior managers. The webinar was intended to assist organisations to get started with reviewing their safeguarding procedures and practice.

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