7.9 Canteen and recreation facilities

In remote areas where large-scale emergency activities are being implemented, and staff live and work within a centrally organised compound, it is essential that good canteen and recreation facilities are provided. The facilities will depend on the severity, size and duration of the emergency operation, and are included in CARE’s Staff Wellness Policy. Determining which facilities to provide should be decided on a case-by-case basis, but the following may be considered:

  • a well-stocked and efficiently managed canteen
  • a basic workout facility
  • indoor and outdoor games, and sports equipment
  • TV and video
  • library.