Global Non-State Actors (2018)

Karen Da Costa
2019 Yearbook of International Disaster Law  
In relation to global actors, 2018 has been a remarkable year. A noteworthy development is the adoption of a new edition of the Sphere Handbook,1 marking the 20th year anniversary of the Sphere movement, which comprises a community of practice among humanitarian workers across the globe. The Sphere Handbook identifies a set of common principles and universal minimum standards to be applied in humanitarian operations, including in disasters. Key novelties of the 2018 edition are the emphasis on
more » ... re the emphasis on the role of local authorities and communities, as well as the need for context analysis when applying the standards. Furthermore, new provisions have been incorporated, for example regarding WASH, healthcare including palliative healthcare, security of tenure in shelter and settlement, and well as references to cash-based assistance programs, and relief operations in densely populated areas.
doi:10.1163/26662531-01001017 fatcat:mzgw2obml5av3nsmdtdgvf4bza