7.1 Considerations regarding geographical focus

The humanitarian imperative comes first: where is the greatest need?

  • What areas have been reported as the worst affected or to have the greatest need?
  • What areas are normally the most vulnerable?

CARE’s capacity: where can CARE have the greatest impact?

  • Where does CARE already have capacity, including pre-established presence, partners, infrastructure and capacity at a global level.
  • Where can CARE feasibly launch new operations?
  • Where is there an obligation to the community for CARE to assist?

Coordination: where is there a lack of assistance?

  • Where are other agencies assessing or responding?
  • What areas are being neglected?