ERU hospital Jordan. Cargo plane from Germany. Maya Helwani (Canadian Red Cross) and Kai Kettunen. Photo: Mikko Vähäniitty.

ERU hospital Jordan. Cargo plane from Germany. Maya Helwani (Canadian Red Cross) and Kai Kettunen. Photo: Mikko Vähäniitty.


On this page you can view a list of any upcoming events or key meetings relevant to SCHR. You can also access and download SCHR documents and other key humanitarian documents, codes and standards. We have also shared some links to other humanitarian networks, policy organisations and think-tanks. Please contact us if there’s something else we should add.



SCHR meetings

12 - 13 March: SCHR Principals meeting

Mid Feb / mid March (tbc): SCHR Working Group meeting 

June (tbc): SCHR Working Group meeting



Participation Peer Review

This December 2017 report presents the findings of the peer review of participation practices undertaken by SCHR members as the first step toward meeting the goal they agreed to collectively in May 2016:

In 5 years-time, participation of people affected by crisis in humanitarian response decisions that concern them has become a concrete reality. SCHR will make this happen by demonstrating and communicating best practice, strategies and approaches

Impartiality Review

In 2012 and 2013, SCHR members worked together to design and test an approach to define and measure the application of humanitarian principles, with a focus on the principle of impartiality. This principle was chosen as it carries the fundamental objective for humanitarian action that resources and responses are prioritised and allocated according to actual humanitarian needs and as SCHR members want to maintain and demonstrate a common ground for action rooted in this principle.

The findings from this initial work were finalised in January 2014. They are available in English and Spanish.

SCHR Peer Review on Accountability to Disaster-Affected People

SCHR Peer Review on Accountability to Disaster-Affected Populations: an Overview of Lessons Learned - Jan 2010

Civil Military Relations

SCHR Position Paper on Humanitarian-Military Relations - Jan 2010


The Core Humanitarian Standard  on Quality and Accountability (CHS)

The Core Humanitarian Standard specifies what people affected by crisis can expect from good humanitarian action and what this entails for the organisations and their staff involved in the response.  

The Code of Conduct

Commonly known as the Code of Conduct, this is a set of guiding principles for organisations involved in humanitarian activities, written in 1994. IFRC keeps a public record of all the humanitarian organisations that become signatories of the code.

Code of Conduct Video (English)

Code of Conduct Video (French)

Code of Conduct Video (Spanish)

Principles of Partnership

SCHR (alongside NGO consortia ICVA, InterAction and VOICE) represented NGOs in developing the Global Humanitarian Platform, “Principles of Partnership (PoP). The Principles and various translations and tools can be found here.

Inter Agency Steering Committee (IASC) Resources

SCHR is a standing invitee of the IASC. As such it contributes to the developpement of its guidance and tools. All IASC resources can be found here


Other Links

Below are external links to some of our partner networks and other useful humanitarian references.