Sign up to commit to integrating the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments in your work, and be part of building a more equitable and accountable aid system.

This statement is a stand-alone commitment to the updated CHS. All organisations working to support people affected by crises and in situations of vulnerability are encouraged to become signatories.

Statement of Commitment to the CHS

An accountable system of assistance, where influence and decision-making power are in the hands of people affected by crisis, is central to alleviating human suffering, restoring dignity, and ensuring timely, relevant and effective aid.

The globally recognised Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) sets out nine commitments to ensure that organisations support people and communities affected by crisis and vulnerability in ways that respect their rights and dignity.

As an organisation working to alleviate human suffering, we recognise the CHS as a standard that promotes equitable, inclusive and collaborative relations between people and communities with those working to support them.

The nine commitments describe what people and communities in situations of crisis and vulnerability can expect from those that support them. We commit to integrating the CHS commitments in our work as they are core to a more equitable and accountable aid system.

People and communities:

  1. Can exercise their rights and participate in actions and decisions that affect them.
  2. Access timely and effective support in accordance with their specific needs and priorities.
  3. Are better prepared and more resilient to potential crises.
  4. Access support that does not cause harm to people or the environment
  5. Can safely report concerns and complaints and get them addressed.
  6. Access coordinated and complementary support.
  7. Access support that is continually adapted and improved based on feedback and learning.
  8. Interact with staff and volunteers that are respectful, competent, and well-managed.
  9. Can expect that resources are managed ethically and responsibly.

We encourage all actors supporting people affected by crisis to honour the CHS nine commitments. We stand ready to support our partners, donors and relevant authorities to apply the CHS in our collective work to make aid more accountable.


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Signatories to the Statement of Commitment to the CHS

The following organisations have signed up to commit to integrating the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments in their work and are part of building a more equitable and accountable aid system.

Organisation Location Website
ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality Lebanon www.abaadmena.org/
Abraham’s Children Foundation Nigeria www.acfngo.blogspot.com/
Abs Development Organization for woman and child Yemen www.absyemen.org/
Access Bangladesh Foundation Bangladesh www.accessbangladesh.org/
Acción Contra el Hambre Spain www.accioncontraelhambre.org
ACROSS South Sudan www.across-ssd.org
ACPDH Burundi Burundi www.acpdh-bi.org
ACT Alliance Switzerland www.actalliance.org
Act Church of Sweden Sweden www.svenskakyrkan.se
Action Against Hunger UK United Kingdom www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk
Actions Communautaires pour le Développement et la Cohésion Sociale Congo, Democratic Republic Denmark www.c4-actions.org
Action Education France www.action-education.org
Action for Development Organisation Cambodia www.afd-cambodia.org
Action for Humanity United Kingdom www.actionforhumanity.org
Action Intercooperation Madagascar Madagascar www.aim.co.mg
Action 24 Zimbabwe www.action24regional.org
ActionAid International South Africa www.actionaid.org
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International United States www.adra.org
Adventist Development and Relief Agency Denmark Denmark www.adra.dk
AFPDE Congo, Democratic Republic www.afpde.org
Africa Development Aid South Sudan www.adadevelopment.org
African Children and Youth Development Network Liberia
Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development Afghanistan www.acbar.org
Agence d’Aide à la Coopération Technique Et au Développement France www.acted.org/en
Agence D’Intervention et D’Action Communautaire Cameroon www.agenceaiac.e-monsite.com
Aiming Change for Tomorrow Pakistan www.act-international.org
Al Mehran Research & Development Foundation Pakistan www.almehran.org.pk
Al-Sham Humanitarian Foundation Turkey www.ahf.ngo/
Alind Organization for Youth Democratization Iraq www.orgalind.blogspot.com/
All India Disaster Mitigation Institute India www.southasiadisasters.net
All We Can United Kingdom www.allwecan.org.uk/
Amel Association International Lebanon www.amelinternational.org
Association de Jeunes pour le Développement Intégré-Kalundu Congo, Democratic Republic N/A
Association des Sages Solidaires du Troisieme Age Congo, Democratic Republic
Association for Gender Awareness & Human Empowerment Pakistan www.agahe.org.pk
Association Malienne pour la Promotion du Sahel Mali www.amapros.org
Association malienne pour la Survie au Sahel Mali www.ong-amss.org
Association Malienne Pour le Développement Rural Mali N/A
Association Protestante de la Santé Mali Mali www.apsmmali.ml
Association Najdeh Lebanon www.association-najdeh.org/english
Australian Council for International Development Australia www.acfid.asn.au
Australian Red Cross Australia www.redcross.org.au
AVSI Foundation Uganda Uganda www.avsi.org
AWO International Germany www.awointernational.de
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee Bangladesh www.brac.net
Barnfonden Insamlingsstiftelsen Sweden www.barnfonden.se
Bioforce Institute France www.institutbioforce.fr
Brighter Communities Worldwide Ireland www.brightercommunities.org
British Red Cross United Kingdom www.redcross.org.uk
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States www.tzuchi.us
Building Foundation For Development Yemen www.bfdyemen.org/en
Bureau d’Informations, Formation, Echanges et Recherches pour le Développement Congo, Democratic Republic www.biferd.org
CADENA Foundation United States www.cadena.ngo
Canadian Lutheran World Relief Canada www.clwr.org
CARE International United States www.care-international.org
CARE International USA United States www.care.org/about-us/
Caritas Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay Kenya www.caritashomabay.org
Caritas Europa Belgium www.caritas.eu/
Caritas Internationalis Holy See (Vatiacan City State) www.caritas.va
Caritas Maralal Kenya www.caritasmaralal.org
Caritas Meru-Diocese of Meru Kenya www.caritasmeru.org
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development United Kingdom www.cafod.org.uk
Catholic Diocese of Marsabit Kenya www.caritasmarsabit.org
Catholic Relief Services United States www.crs.org
CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V. Germany www.cbm.org
CBM Global Disability Inclusion Netherlands www.cbm-global.org
CDRM&CDS Indonesia www.cdrmcds.org
Centre for Disability in Development Bangladesh www.cdd.org.bd
Center for Disaster Risk Management & Community Development Studies Indonesia www.cdrmcds.org
Centre for Humanitarian Analytics Zimbabwe www.cha-africa.org
Centre for Mental Health and Counselling Nepal www.cmcnepal.org.np
Centre for Safety and Development Netherlands www.centreforsafety.org
Centro Cristiano de Reflexión y Diálogo-Cuba Cuba www.ccrdcuba.org
Cercle International pour la Promotion de la Création Bénin Benin www.cipcre.org/cipcrebenin
Cesvi Italy www.cesvi.org
Christian Aid United Kingdom www.christianaid.org.uk
Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh Bangladesh www.ccdb-bd.org
Christian Relief and Development Organisation Burkina Faso www.credobf.org
Christian World Service New Zealand www.cws.org.nz
Cinfo Switzerland www.cinfo.ch
Citizens Organization for Advocacy and Resilience Afghanistan www.coar.org.af/en/
COAST Foundation Bangladesh www.coastbd.net
Comhlámh Ireland www.comhlamh.org
Community and Family Services International Philippines www.cfsi.ph
Community Development Centre Bangladesh www.codec.org.bd
Community Development Foundation Pakistan www.cdfsindh.org.pk
Community World Service Asia Pakistan www.communityworldservice.asia
Concern Worldwide Ireland www.concern.net
Conofohd RDC Congo, Democratic Republic www.conafohd.org
DanChurchAid Denmark www.danchurchaid.org
Danish People’s Aid – Dansk Folkejhjaelp Denmark www.folkehjaelp.dk
Danish Refugee Council Denmark www.drc.ngo
Data Expertise Conseil SARL Niger www.dataexpertise.org
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia Australia www.dfat.gov.au
Department of Civil Protection Zimbabwe
Development and Partnership in Action Cambodia www.dpacam.org
Developmental Action without Borders (Naba’a) Lebanon www.nabaa-lb.org
Diakonia Sweden www.diakonia.se
DIGNITY, Danish Institute Against Torture Denmark www.dignity.dk
Digo Bikash Samaj Nepal www.dbskailali.org
Direct Aid Society Kuwait www.direct-aid.org
Disabled Child Foundation Bangladesh www.dcf.org.bd
Disable Empowerment and Communication Center Nepal www.decn.org
Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines Philippines www.drrnetphils.org
Disasters Emergency Committee United Kingdom www.dec.org.uk
Diya Social Foundation India www.diya-foundation.in
Doaba Foundation Pakistan www.doabafoundation.com
doctorSHARE Indonesia www.doctorshare.org
Educo Spain www.educo.org
ERIKS Development Partner / Erikshjälpen Sweden www.eriksdevelopment.org/
EvalYemen Organization for Development (EvalYemen) Yemen www.evalyemen.org
Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief India www.eficor.org
Experts for Development Yemen www.edoyemen.org
Farmers Development Organization Pakistan www.fdopk.org
Fast Rural Development Program Pakistan www.frdp.org.pk
Fiji Council of Social Services Fiji www.facebook.com/FijiCOSS
FilmAid Kenya Kenya www.filmaid.org/kenya
Finn Church Aid Finland www.kirkonulkomaanapu.fi/en/
Finnish Refugee Council Finland www.refugeecouncil.fi
FONAHD RDC Congo, Democratic Republic www.fonahdrdc.org
Fondation Mérieux France www.fondation-merieux.org
Foundation for Rural Development Pakistan www.frd.org.pk
ForAfrika South Africa www.forafrika.org
Freed Kamaiya Women Development Forum Nepal www.fkwdf.org.np
Friends of the Disabled/Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children Nepal www.hrdcnepal.org/
Friendship Bangladesh www.friendship.ngo/bangladesh/
Future Focus Foundation Sierra Leone www.futurefocusfoundation-sl.org
Gargaar Relief and Development Organization(GREDO) Somalia www.gredosom.org
Garib Unnayan Sangstha Bangladesh www.gus.org.bd
Gazze Destek Derneği State of Palestine www.gazzedestek.org
GIFT Nepal www.giftnepal.org.np
Global Refugee Initiatives Uganda www.griuganda.org
GOAL Ireland www.goalglobal.org
GOPA-DERD Syrian Arab Republic www.gopaderd.org
Ground Truth Solutions Austria www.groundtruthsolutions.org
Groupe URD France www.urd.org
Habitat for Humanity International United States www.habitat.org
Health and Hope UK United Kingdom www.healthandhope.org/
HEKS/EPER Switzerland www.heks.ch
HELP Bangladesh www.helpcox.org
HelpAge International United Kingdom www.helpage.org
Helpcode Italy www.helpcode.org
HIAS United States www.hias.org
Himaya Daeem Aataa Lebanon www.associationhda.com
Hope Initiative for Women in Africa Lebanon www.associationhda.com
HQAI Switzerland www.hqai.org
Human Access for Partnership and Development (HUMAN ACCESS) Yemen www.humanaccess.org/
Human Appeal United Kingdom www.humanappeal.org.uk
Human Initative Indonesia www.human-initative.org
Human Rights Awareness and Development Center Nepal www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/
Humanitarian Leadership Academy United Kingdom www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org
Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta Hungary www.maltai.hu
H2H Network Switzerland www.h2hnetwork.org
IBU Foundation Indonesia www.ibufoundation.or.id
ICRI Iran, Islamic Republic Of www.icri-iran.com
ICVA Switzerland www.icvanetwork.org
IDEA Pakistan www.idea.org.pk
IECAH Spain www.iecah.org
IELCO Colombia www.ielco.org
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation Turkey www.ihh.org.tr/en
IMDAT Relief and Development Turkey www.imdat.ngo/
Imdat Zardimlasma Dernegi Turkey www.imdat.ngo/
Independent Doctors Association Turkey www.ida-org.com/en/
Indonesian Society for Disaster Management Indonesia www.mpbi.info
Initiative for Development and Empowerment Axis Pakistan www.idea.org.pk
Integral Alliance United Kingdom www.integralalliance.org
Integra Foundation Slovakia www.integra.sk/
Integrated Community Development Organization Nepal www.icdo.org.np
Internal Risk Management Group Uganda www.irmghub.org
International Association for Refugees United States www.IAFR.org
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Switzerland www.ifrc.org
International Health Partners (IHP) United Kingdom www.ihpuk.org/
International Media Support Denmark www.mediasupport.org
International Medical Corps USA United States www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org
International Rescue Committee United States www.rescue.org/
Islamic Relief Deutschland Germany www.islamicrelief.de
Islamic Relief Sverige Sweden www.islamic-relief.se
Islamic Relief Worldwide United Kingdom www.islamic-relief.org
Japanese NGO Center for International Cooperation Japan www.janic.org
Jesuit Refugee Service Italy www.jrs.net
Jireh Doo Foundation Nigeria www.jirehdoo.org
Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. Germany www.thejohanniter.org
Keeping Children Safe United Kingdom www.keepingchildrensafe.global
Kerk in Actie Netherlands www.kerkinactie.nl
Kinder USA United States www.kinderusa.org
Läkarmissionen Sweden www.lakarmissionen.se
LASOONA: Society for Human and Natural Resource Development Pakistan www.lasoona.org
Life Haven Center for Independent Living Philippines www.lifehaveninc.org
LIFE Nepal Nepal www.lifenepal.org.np
Lodhran Pilot Project Pakistan www.lpp.org.pk
Lutheran Community Welfare Society Nepal www.lcwsnepal.org/
Lutheran World Federation Switzerland www.lutheranworld.org
Lutheran World Service India Trust India www.lwsit.org
MADE Nepal www.madenepal.org
Malaria Consortium United Kingdom www.malariaconsortium.org/
Malteser International (Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V.) Germany www.malteser-international.org
Mavi Kalem Turkey www.mavikalem.org
Medair Switzerland www.medair.org
Medevac Frontline United Kingdom www.medevacfrontline.org
Medical Aid For Palestinians United Kingdom www.map-uk.org
Medical Teams International United States www.medicalteams.org
MERCY Malaysia Malaysia www.mercy.org.my
MFCD Sri Lanka Sri Lanka www.mfcdlanka.org
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Denmark www.um.dk/en
Mission Aviation Fellowship International United Kingdom www.mafint.org
Muslim Aid United Kingdom www.muslimaid.org
Muslim Hands United Kingdom www.muslimhands.org
Nabd Development and Evolution Organization (NDEO) Yemen www.ndeoye.org
National Environment & Equity Development Society Nepal www.needsnepal.org.np
National Grassroots Disability Organization Bangladesh www.ngdo.bd.org
National Integrated Development Association Pakistan www.nidapakistan.org
National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal Nepal www.nset.org.np
Neda’s Foundation for Development Yemen www.nedafd.org
Nepali Technical Assistance Group Nepal www.ntag.org.np
New Millennium Women Empowerment Organization Ethiopia www.nmweo.org
New World Hope Organization Pakistan www.newworldhope.org
Nirengi Association Turkey www.nirengidernegi.org/en/homepage
Nonviolent Peaceforce Switzerland www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org
Nordisk Hjälp Sweden www.nordiskhjalp.com
Norwegian Church Aid Norway www.nca.no
Norwegian Refugee Council Norway www.nrc.no/
Nusaned Lebanon www.nusaned.org
Oeuvre d’Orient France www.oeuvre-orient.fr
Office Africain pour le Developpement et la Cooperation Senegal www.ofadec.org
Office De Développement des Eglises Évangéliques du Burkina Faso Burkina Faso www.ode-burkina.org
ONG Actions Pour le Développement des Initiatives Locales Niger www.ong-adli.org
ONG APIS Niger www.apis-sahel.org
Orange Organization Turkey www.orange.ngo
Organisation de defense de l’Environnement et Developpement durable Burundi www.odeb.org
OurLoop Stichting Netherlands www.talktoloop.org
Oxfam International United Kingdom www.oxfam.org
Pak Mission Society Pakistan www.pakmissionsociety.org
Palestinian Vision Organization State of Palestine www.palvision.ps
Partnership for Pastoralist Development Association Ethiopia www.papdaethiopia.org
Path of Life Welfare Foundation Pakistan https://www.facebook.com/polwf?mibextid=ZbWKwL
People In Need (Clovek v tisni) Czech Republic www.clovekvtisni.cz/en
PEP Africa Cameroon www.pepafrica.org
Plan International United Kingdom www.plan-international.org
PMU InterLife Sweden www.pmu.se
Polish Humanitarian Action Poland www.pah.org.pl
PREDIKT Indonesia www.predikt.id
Project Zero United Kingdom www.weareprojectzero.org
Public Awareness Campaign Nepal Nepal www.pacnepal.org/
Qatar Charity Qatar www.qcharity.org
Rastriya Mukta Haliya Samaj Federation Nepal www.freedhaliya.org
READ Foundation United Kingdom www.readfoundation.org.uk
Refugee Consortium of Kenya Kenya www.rckkenya.org
Refugee Welfare Association Cameroon www.rewac.org
Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative Uganda www.repssi.org
Relief International France www.ri.org
Research and Development Foundation Pakistan www.rdfoundation.org.pk
Research-Aid Networks United States www.researchaidnetworks.org
Roles for Social Change Association State of Palestine www.adwar.ps
Rural Community Development Society Pakistan www.rcdspk.org
Rural Volunteers Centre India www.rvc.org
SAACID Organization Somalia www.saacid.org
SAF/FJKM Madagascar www.saf-fjkm.org
Safety N Us Trust Zimbabwe www.safetynus.org
Sahei Gender Development initiative Nigeria www.sahei.org
SAPPROS Nepal www.sappros.org.np
Save Congo Congo, Democratic Republic www.savecongo.populus.org
Save Somali Women and Children Somalia www.sswc-som.org
Save the Children International United Kingdom www.savethechildren.net
Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund United Kingdom www.sciaf.org.uk
SEED Madagascar United Kingdom www.madagascar.co.uk
Self Help Africa Ireland www.selfhelpafrica.org
Shafak Organisation Turkey www.shafak.org
ShelterBox United Kingdom www.shelterbox.org
SHIFA Welfare Association Pakistan www.shifa-welfare-association-shifa1.webnode.com/
Siiqqee Women’s Development Association Ethiopia www.siiqqee.org
SKT Welfare UK United Kingdom www.sktwelfare.org
Social Action Bureau for Assistance in Welfare and Organizational Networking Pakistan www.sabawon.pk
Social Network for Justice and Development Nepal www.snjd.org.np
Society for Safe Environment and Welfare of Agrarians in Pakistan Pakistan www.ssewa-pak.org
Solidar Suisse Switzerland www.solidar.ch
SOLIDARITE DEVELOPPEMENT INCLUSIF “SOLIDEV” Burkina Faso www.solidev-bf.org
Somali Advocacy and Relief Organization Somalia www.sarosomalia.org.so
Somali Disaster Management Agency Somalia www.sodma.gov.so
SOS Children’s Villages International Austria www.sos-childrensvillages.org
SOS Sahel Ethiopia Ethiopia www.sossahelethiopia.org
Sphere India India www.sphereindia.org.in
St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee Syrian Arab Republic www.epdc-syria.org
Stichting Cordaid Netherlands www.cordaid.org
Stichting Red een Kind (Help a Child) Netherlands www.helpachild.org
Stichting Vluchteling Netherlands www.vluchteling.nl
Street Aid Initiative for Development Nigeria www.streetaid.orh
Sustainable Development Foundation Yemen www.sdf-yemen.org
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Sweden www.sida.se
Swedish Mission Council Sweden www.missioncouncil.se
Taakulo Somali Community Somalia www.taakulo.org
Taawon (Welfare Association) State of Palestine www.taawon.org
Tackle United Kingdom www.tackleafrica.org
Takulo Relief and Development Organization Somalia www.tardosom.org
Talent Fusion LTD United Kingdom www.talentfusion.org
Tamdeen Youth Foundation Yemen www.tamdeen-ye.org/
Tearfund Canada Canada www.tearfund.ca
Tearfund Ireland Ireland www.tearfund.ie
Tearfund UK United Kingdom www.tearfund.org
Terre des Hommes Netherlands Netherlands www.terredeshommes.nl
Tharu Women Upliftment Center Nepal www.tharuwomenupliftmentcenter.com
The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation United States www.csodfoundation.org
The Lutheran World Federation Switzerland www.nepal.lutheranworld.org
The Psychosocial Counseling Center for Women State of Palestine www.psccw.org
Titi Foundation South Sudan www.titifoundation.org
TPO Uganda Uganda www.tpoug.org
Trócaire Ireland www.trocaire.ie
Trust for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed Bangladesh www.crp-bangladesh.org/
Turkana Pastoralist Development Organization Kenya www.tupado.org
Tutapona Uganda www.tutapona.com/
UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office United Kingdom www.gov.uk/fcdo
Unissons nous pour la Promotion des Batwa Burundi www.landcoalition.org
United Nations Relief and Works Agency Spain Spain www.unrwa.es
United Social Welfare Society Pakistan www.uswspk.org/
Universal Farmers Association, Inc. Liberia www.facebook.com/100054436152244/
Uwamito Consulting Trinidad and Tobago www.uwamito.com
Viatores Christi Ireland www.vcvolunteers.ie
Wajir South Development Association Kenya www.wasda.or.ke
War Child Alliance Netherlands www.warchild.net/
War Child Holland Netherlands www.warchildholland.org
War Child UK United Kingdom www.warchild.org.uk
Welthungerhilfe Germany www.welthungerhilfe.de
Women with Disabilities Development Foundation Bangladesh www.wddfbdonline.org
Women Empowerment-Action Ethiopia www.we-actionethiopia.org
Women’s Affairs Center Gaza State of Palestine www.wac.org.ps
Women’s Aid Organisation Malaysia www.wao.org.my
World Jewish Relief United Kingdom www.worldjewishrelief.org
World Relief United States www.worldrelief.org
World Renew Canada www.worldrenew.ca/
World Vision International United States www.wvi.org
Y Care International United Kingdom www.ycareinternational.org/
YAKKUM Emergency Unit Indonesia www.yeu.or.id
Yemen AlKhair for Relief & Development Foundation Yemen www.yard-yemen.org/
Yemeni Response Council Yemen www.yemenirc.org
Zimbabwe National Aassociation for Mental Health Zimbabwe www.zimnamh.org.zw
ZOA Netherlands www.zoa-international.com

Statement of Commitment to the CHS: Become a signatory

Complete the registration form below to sign your organisation on to the Statement of Commitment to the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).
  • CHS Alliance will publish all organisations that sign up from 21 March 2024, to show the support behind the Standard.

    The head of your organisation must approve signing on to the statement. For more information, please email chs@chsalliance.org.

    My organisation wishes to add our name to the Statement of Commitment to the Core Humanitarian Standard, and integrate the CHS commitments in our work for a more equitable and accountable aid system.
    If the submitting person is not the head of the organisation, please confirm that you have permission to sign up your organisation to the CHS Renewed Commitment campaign on their behalf.

Any organisations wishing to strengthen how they meet the CHS commitments and build organisational capacity can still engage in CHS verification, with tools available to help track learning and progress. The statement of support does not carry any expectation to conduct a verification, it is a stand-alone commitment.