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
Abraham’s Children Foundation Nigeria
Abs Development Organization for woman and child Yemen
Access Bangladesh Foundation Bangladesh
ACROSS South Sudan
ACT Alliance Switzerland
Act Church of Sweden Sweden
Action Against Hunger UK United Kingdom
Action Education France
Action for Humanity United Kingdom
ActionAid International South Africa
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International United States
Agence d’Aide à la Coopération Technique Et au Développement France
Aiming Change for Tomorrow Pakistan
Al Mehran Research & Development Foundation Pakistan
Al-Sham Humanitarian Foundation Turkey
All India Disaster Mitigation Institute India
All We Can United Kingdom
Amel Association International Lebanon
Association de Jeunes pour le Développement Intégré-Kalundu Congo, Democratic Republic N/A
Association for Gender Awareness & Human Empowerment Pakistan
Association Malienne pour la Promotion du Sahel Mali
Association malienne pour la Survie au Sahel Mali
Association Malienne Pour le Développement Rural Mali N/A
Association Najdeh Lebanon
Australian Council for International Development Australia
Australian Red Cross Australia
AVSI Foundation Uganda Uganda
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee Bangladesh
Barnfonden Insamlingsstiftelsen Sweden
Bioforce Institute France
Brighter Communities Worldwide Ireland
British Red Cross United Kingdom
Building Foundation For Development Yemen
Bureau d’Informations, Formation, Echanges et Recherches pour le Développement Congo, Democratic Republic
CARE International United States
CARE International USA United States
Caritas Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay Kenya
Caritas Internationalis Holy See (Vatiacan City State)
Caritas Maralal Kenya
Caritas Meru-Diocese of Meru Kenya
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development United Kingdom
Catholic Diocese of Marsabit Kenya
Catholic Relief Services United States
CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V. Germany
CBM Global Disability Inclusion Netherlands
Centre for Disability in Development Bangladesh
Centre for Humanitarian Analytics Zimbabwe
Centre for Safety and Development Netherlands
Cercle International pour la Promotion de la Création Bénin Benin
Cesvi Italy
Christian Aid United Kingdom
Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh Bangladesh
Christian Relief and Development Organisation Burkina Faso
Christian World Service New Zealand
Cinfo Switzerland
Citizens Organization for Advocacy and Resilience Afghanistan
COAST Foundation Bangladesh
Comhlámh Ireland
Community and Family Services International Philippines
Community Development Centre Bangladesh
Community Development Foundation Pakistan
Community World Service Asia Pakistan
Concern Worldwide Ireland
Conofohd RDC Congo, Democratic Republic
DanChurchAid Denmark
Danish People’s Aid – Dansk Folkejhjaelp Denmark
Danish Refugee Council Denmark
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia Australia
Developmental Action without Borders (Naba’a) Lebanon
Diakonia Sweden
DIGNITY, Danish Institute Against Torture Denmark
Digo Bikash Samaj Nepal
Direct Aid Society Kuwait
Disabled Child Foundation Bangladesh
Disasters Emergency Committee United Kingdom
Doaba Foundation Pakistan
Educo Spain
ERIKS Development Partner / Erikshjälpen Sweden
EvalYemen Organization for Development (EvalYemen) Yemen
Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief India
Farmers Development Organization Pakistan
Fast Rural Development Program Pakistan
Fiji Council of Social Services Fiji
FilmAid Kenya Kenya
Finn Church Aid Finland
Fondation Mérieux France
ForAfrika South Africa
Friends of the Disabled/Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children Nepal
Friendship Bangladesh
Gargaar Relief and Development Organization(GREDO) Somalia
Garib Unnayan Sangstha Bangladesh
Gazze Destek Derneği State of Palestine
GIFT Nepal
Global Refugee Initiatives Uganda
GOAL Ireland
GOPA-DERD Syrian Arab Republic
Ground Truth Solutions Austria
Groupe URD France
Habitat for Humanity International United States
Health and Hope UK United Kingdom
HEKS/EPER Switzerland
HelpAge International United Kingdom
Helpcode Italy
HIAS United States
HQAI Switzerland
Human Access for Partnership and Development (HUMAN ACCESS) Yemen
Human Appeal United Kingdom
Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta Hungary
H2H Network Switzerland
IBU Foundation Indonesia
ICVA Switzerland
IDEA Pakistan
IMDAT Relief and Development Turkey
Imdat Zardimlasma Dernegi Turkey
Indonesian Society for Disaster Management Indonesia
Initiative for Development and Empowerment Axis Pakistan
Integra Foundation Slovakia
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Switzerland
International Health Partners (IHP) United Kingdom
International Media Support Denmark
International Medical Corps USA United States
International Rescue Committee United States
Islamic Relief Deutschland Germany
Islamic Relief Sverige Sweden
Islamic Relief Worldwide United Kingdom
Japanese NGO Center for International Cooperation Japan
Jesuit Refugee Service Italy
Jireh Doo Foundation Nigeria
Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. Germany
Keeping Children Safe United Kingdom
Kerk in Actie Netherlands
Kinder USA United States
Läkarmissionen Sweden
LASOONA: Society for Human and Natural Resource Development Pakistan
Life Haven Center for Independent Living Philippines
Lodhran Pilot Project Pakistan
Lutheran Community Welfare Society Nepal
Lutheran World Federation Switzerland
Lutheran World Service India Trust India
MADE Nepal
Malaria Consortium United Kingdom
Malteser International (Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V.) Germany
Mavi Kalem Turkey
Medair Switzerland
Medevac Frontline United Kingdom
Medical Aid For Palestinians United Kingdom
Medical Teams International United States
MERCY Malaysia Malaysia
MFCD Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Denmark
Mission Aviation Fellowship International United Kingdom
Muslim Aid United Kingdom
Muslim Hands United Kingdom
Nabd Development and Evolution Organization (NDEO) Yemen
National Environment & Equity Development Society Nepal
National Integrated Development Association Pakistan
National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal Nepal
Nepali Technical Assistance Group Nepal
New Millennium Women Empowerment Organization Ethiopia
New World Hope Organization Pakistan
Nirengi Association Turkey
Nonviolent Peaceforce Switzerland
Nordisk Hjälp Sweden
Norwegian Church Aid Norway
Norwegian Refugee Council Norway
Nusaned Lebanon
Oeuvre d’Orient France
Office Africain pour le Developpement et la Cooperation Senegal
Office De Développement des Eglises Évangéliques du Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Organisation de defense de l’Environnement et Developpement durable Burundi
OurLoop Stichting Netherlands
Oxfam International United Kingdom
Partnership for Pastoralist Development Association Ethiopia
People In Need (Clovek v tisni) Czech Republic
PEP Africa Cameroon
Plan International United Kingdom
PMU InterLife Sweden
Polish Humanitarian Action Poland
PREDIKT Indonesia
Project Zero United Kingdom
Public Awareness Campaign Nepal Nepal
Qatar Charity Qatar
Rastriya Mukta Haliya Samaj Federation Nepal
READ Foundation United Kingdom
Refugee Consortium of Kenya Kenya
Refugee Welfare Association Cameroon
Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative Uganda
Relief International France
Research and Development Foundation Pakistan
Roles for Social Change Association State of Palestine
Rural Community Development Society Pakistan
SAACID Organization Somalia
Safety N Us Trust Zimbabwe
Sahei Gender Development initiative Nigeria
Save Congo Congo, Democratic Republic
Save Somali Women and Children Somalia
Save the Children International United Kingdom
Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund United Kingdom
Self Help Africa Ireland
Shafak Organisation Turkey
ShelterBox United Kingdom
SHIFA Welfare Association Pakistan
Siiqqee Women’s Development Association Ethiopia
SKT Welfare UK United Kingdom
Social Action Bureau for Assistance in Welfare and Organizational Networking Pakistan
Social Network for Justice and Development Nepal
Society for Safe Environment and Welfare of Agrarians in Pakistan Pakistan
Solidar Suisse Switzerland
SOS Children’s Villages International Austria
SOS Sahel Ethiopia Ethiopia
Sphere India India
Stichting Cordaid Netherlands
Stichting Red een Kind (Help a Child) Netherlands
Stichting Vluchteling Netherlands
Sustainable Development Foundation Yemen
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Sweden
Swedish Mission Council Sweden
Taakulo Somali Community Somalia
Taawon (Welfare Association) State of Palestine
Tackle United Kingdom
Talent Fusion LTD United Kingdom
Tamdeen Youth Foundation Yemen
Tearfund Canada Canada
Tearfund Ireland Ireland
Tearfund UK United Kingdom
Tharu Women Upliftment Center Nepal
The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation United States
The Lutheran World Federation Switzerland
TPO Uganda Uganda
Trócaire Ireland
Trust for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed Bangladesh
UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office United Kingdom
Unissons nous pour la Promotion des Batwa Burundi
United Nations Relief and Works Agency Spain Spain
Viatores Christi Ireland
Wajir South Development Association Kenya
War Child Alliance Netherlands
War Child Holland Netherlands
War Child UK United Kingdom
Welthungerhilfe Germany
Women Empowerment-Action Ethiopia
Women’s Affairs Center Gaza State of Palestine
Women’s Aid Organisation Malaysia
World Relief United States
World Renew Canada
World Vision International United States
Y Care International United Kingdom
YAKKUM Emergency Unit Indonesia
Yemen AlKhair for Relief & Development Foundation Yemen
Yemeni Response Council Yemen
ZOA Netherlands

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

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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.