Launch of Core Humanitarian Standards in China


The Core Humanitarian Standard was launched in Chinese at the 2017 International Psychosocial Support Symposium on 25 May in Beijing, China. Known formally as the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), the standard outlines nine essential elements of principled, accountable and high-quality humanitarian action. 

The Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Psychology hosted the symposium attended by over 120 participants, with support from Oxfam and World Vision.  Participants included representatives from the Ministry of Civil Affairs; the Chinese Academy of Sciences; international NGOs including Plan International and Save the Children; volunteers in disaster management, and; Chinese NGOs including China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and One Foundation. 

Jamo Huddle, Director of Humanitarian Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation from World Vision, introduced the nine commitments. "The Core Humanitarian Standard allows communities to build trust in humanitarian organisations, " said Huddle.  She cited emergency responses in Haiti, Zimbabwe, Philippines, Nepal and more to illustrate how the Core Humanitarian Standard can help World Vision and partners improve humanitarian interventions. 

With the latest Mandarin translation, the standard is now available in 18 languages, from Haitian Creole to Urdu. 


CHS in English


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  • World Vision’s work in China: Echo Chow, Communications Manager, World Vision China,
  • World Vision’s work in disaster management in East Asia: Meimei Leung, Director of Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, World Vision East Asia,