On 27th May 2021, a severe cyclone storm 'Yaas' entered Jharkhand. Sphere India, in collaboration with UNICEF India, IAG Jharkhand and other NGOs/Donor Organizations and their partners mobilized volunteers in the affected areas and carried out Joint Needs assessment to identify the overall damage, emerging needs and immediate actions required across 6 sectors: Health, WASH, Shelter, Education, Protection, Food and Nutrition and Livelihood.
Due to incessant rainfall in the state of Bihar, several river basins across 15 districts have been flooded, affecting more than 8 lakh people in 72 villages. The three most affected districts were East Champaran, West Champaran and Muzaffarpur. Sphere India, in collaboration with UNICEF field office and IAG Bihar mobilized volunteers in the affected districts and carried out Joint Needs assessment to identify the overall damage, emerging needs and immediate actions required.
Torrential rainfall in various parts of the state since 22nd July coinciding with high tides and discharge from dams led to floods and landslides across multiple districts in Maharshtra. Maharashtra PECOnet initiated the JRNA exercise to understand the most urgent needs in highly affected districts, by engaging 100 plus local volunteers from Maharashtra PECOnet member organizations with the technical support from RedR India, Sphere India and Unicef field office.
COVID 19 Academy
COVID 19 Academy
After 2 successful phases of COVID-19 Academy (a multi-stakeholder capacity building initiative for volunteers and outreach workers involved in COVID-19 response) that reached more than 1.3 lac people, the third phase was launched on 23rd April 2021.
COVID 19 Academy: Phase 1 & 2
- 211 Session
- 1,33,381 Participants
- 307 Knowledge Partners
- 512 Resource Persons
- 149 Government Partnerships
Sphere India Program Areas
- Food and Nutrition
Multi Sector Coordination Handbook for Emergency Response in India
Provides practical guidance and advise on how different stakeholders and sector actors (NGOs, CSOs, UN Agencies and Government) can come together to strategize sector preparedness and response in emergencies.
It highlights key principles of humanitarian action and how coordination and joint efforts among different sector actors can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions and promote better outcomes.
HELP: Humanitarain Emergency Logistics Platform
Strengthening humanitarian logistics facilitation for more effective emergency relief and response.
In response to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and preparedness for the third wave, Sphere India through HELP Platform is working to augment resources and support the users in finding information related to helplines, hospital beds, medical oxygen and other essential medicines. In addition to connecting individuals with relevant resources, we are also compiling the SOPs related to COVID 19 for all life saving sectors.
Between February and April 2021, Sphere India conducted a series of CSR consultations to understand the experiences, challenges and perspectives of different CSR heads and explore the concept of Common Resource Pool Mechanism.Read more
Samanvay- Monthly Bulletin
Sphere India launched 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 more
Sphere India, along with other partners, organises national and state level plenary sessions, as an initiative to bring together faith-based leaders and organizations to deliberate and jointly respond to COVID-19.Read more