11.3 Vulnerable groups

In the development of a targeting strategy, CARE gives special consideration to the needs of globally recognised categories of vulnerable groups, which include women, children, internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, people with disabilities, the elderly, people living with HIV/AIDS and ethnic minorities. Section 11.4 has been adapted from the WFP Emergency field operations pocketbook and Sphere. It lists issues that should be considered in planning and managing operations to ensure that the special needs of vulnerable groups are met as best as possible. Note that not all vulnerable groups are included in this section.