Sphere India is a National Coalition of Humanitarian, Development and Resilience Actors in India. The strategic outreach of 155 full members includes key nodal organizations from UN, INGOs, National NGOs, CSR , Academic Institutions, Sector Networks, Expert Individuals, and State IAGs/Networks. The local outreach is evolving with 805 associate members as Sphere India Locally Empowered Organisations Network (LEON)  and 1,80,000 community volunteers (CDRF -Community Disaster Response Force) mapped for varied capacities all over India. Sphere India facilitates multi stakeholder coordination, knowledge & capacity sharing and collaborative advocacy for enhancing accountability to affected and at-risk population.

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Our Work

December 2023

Cyclone Michaung

Cyclone Michaung made landfall in Bapatla, located between Nellore and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, on December 6th, emerging as a super cyclonic storm. Widespread heavy rains resulted in inundation across various regions in Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu over the past week. Cyclone Michaung has had a significant impact on 6 million individuals, with an estimated 2.1 million experiencing severe consequences.

June 2023

Cyclone Biparjoy

The western districts of Rajasthan experienced severe devastation due to heavy rainfall caused by a cyclone, resulting in eight confirmed deaths. The cyclone-induced downpour had a significant impact on five districts, including Balmer, Pali, and Jalore, where extensive damage was reported. As a consequence, around 17,000 individuals were affected by the calamity, facing various challenges and hardships.

July 2023

Noida Floods

In Noida and Greater Noida, villages along the Yamuna River have experienced waterlogging situations, since 12th July, with over 7,200 people affected in the G B Nagar district. Additionally, approximately 6,000 cattle and 67 villages in the Sadar, Jewar, and Dadri tehsils of the district have been affected. The incessant rains have destroyed Crops on several acres of land in the floodplains. Approximately 1,390 hectares of land which had crops of paddy and jowar, have been flooded in the affected areas.

Humanitarian Outreach

  • 165 MEMBERS

Core Sectors

  • Health
  • WASH
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Education
  • Protection
  • Shelter


Session on Decoding COP 28

Sphere India, in collaboration with Climate Action Network South Asia, organized a session on December 20, 2023, reflecting on COP28 discussions and their integration into India's strategic framework for widespread impact. Key aspects highlighted include the focus on gender-responsive adaptation, India's role in local climate actions, inclusive energy transitions, climate finance, and health vulnerabilities. Click Here 

Samanvay- Monthly Bulletin

Sphere India publishes its Monthly Bulletin “Samannvay”, covering the highlights of regular collaborative programs of Sphere India along with feature stories and updates from key stakeholders: Members, IAGs, Government, Volunteer Network etc. Read Here


Consultation on Strengthening sectoral coordination

On August 18, 2023, Sphere India organized a Panel Discussion on Strengthening Humanitarian Response in India to commemorate World Humanitarian Day. The panel comprised experts from Health, Protection, WaSH, FNS, Shelter, and Education sectors, emphasizing the need to bolster sectoral capacities and future strategies. Read More

Our Evolving Nexus



I'm extremely impressed with Sphere India’s extensive experience and capacities across 155 member organizations 805 associate members and 1.8 lakh community volunteers. With a goal of 1 million trained volunteers this is truly a locally empowered network and extremely impressive

Mr. Shombi Sharp, Resident Coordinator (India), UN

Work that Sphere India does overarches the efforts done by the government by establishing a connection with the community through the networks of NGOs, in this realm Sphere India is doing a great job

Major General Kumar Bindal, Former Executive Director, NIDM

Sphere has set some gold standards when it comes to preparedness, response, resilience building, and community participation. Almost every aspect of work in the humanitarian space have been touched by this network and I know that we have the capability and the intent to walkthrough collectively

Mr. Mohammed Asif, Chairperson of Executive Committee, Sphere India