Crisis Communications & the Crisis Event Communications Team (CECT)

A “crisis event” can be defined as an event that has a stressful impact sufficient enough to overwhelm the usually effective coping skills of an organization.

Such events may include but are not limited to: abduction, kidnap or hostage-taking; murder or death in suspicious circumstances; incidents causing multiple casualties and requiring urgent response (medical, operational, psychosocial); arrest or detention; complex or large-scale evacuation or medevac; cyber-attacks; and other security situations or events causing a high degree of threat to staff.

In the event of this happening, CARE has a specialised Crisis Event Communications Team (CECT) who can support.

Details for members of the CECT team can be found on the Global Communications Hub here and below:

CECT contacts phone list