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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:758
  1. Kamran Abbasi (
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    Providing emergency relief in a humanitarian crisis is far trickier in practice than in theory. The Sphere project (, “a consortium of the international humanitarian community,” published a handbook in January 2000 describing minimum standards and related key indicators applicable to emergency relief programmes. This “humanitarian charter” covers water and sanitation, nutrition, food aid, shelter and …

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