1. Purpose

The CARE Emergency Toolkit (CET) collects what CARE knows about humanitarian response – particularly in acute emergencies, but also in long-term situations. The CET helps you to respond more effectively, to more people, faster. It uses lessons that we’ve learned from past responses, and good practice from others, to provide you with guidance on what you need to do. It contains forms that you might need (many developed for previous responses) so that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. It also contains information on policies and protocols that CARE’s staff must follow. As well as improving how our operations work now, CARE hopes that regular use of the toolkit will harmonize the systems and processes we use, allowing us to be even more efficient.