Bangla version of Core Humanitarian Standard launched

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Dhaka, Feb 11: A Bangla version of Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), which developed in Bangladesh through a yearlong participatory process and field trail was launched on Thursday.

A seminar was also organized title “Accountability and Quality Management in Humanitarian Actions : Bangladesh Perspective” held at BRAC centre.

The seminar was organized by CHS support group and United Nations in Bangladesh with the support of host of national and international NGOs including ActionAid, BRAC, CARE, Christian Aid, CARITAS, COAST, Concern Worldwide, DCA, Disaster Forum, DSK, Red Cross and Red Crescent, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, NIRAPOD, Oxfam, Plan International, Practical Action, Save the Children, Tearfund, IoM, and World Vision.

The seminar was moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of COAST, Dhirendra Debnath Shambu MP Chairman Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDM&R) attended as Chief Guest.

Md Zakir Hossain Akanda Additional Secretary MoDM&R, BMM Mozharul Huq Secretary General Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and Judith Greenwood Executive Director CHS Alliance Geneva, among others, attended the seminar.

CHS has been developed during the period of 2013 and 2014 by HAP International, People in Aid and the Sphere Project through intensive global consultation and filed test.

The CHS support group in Bangladesh took around one year to make it bangle translation and filed test.

Ms Judith of CHS Alliance said that in respect of both humanitarian and development actions accountability to the community should comes first.

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