1.1 Role of distributions in humanitarian operations

Distribution is the process of delivering relief items -including food, non-food items and cash-to disaster-affected communities. CARE’s management of the distribution process should be safe, fair, accountable and effective. The overall distribution process includes registration, site selection, distribution planning, site security, the distribution of goods to beneficiaries, distribution monitoring and post-distribution monitoring. Gender considerations should be seriously applied throughout the distribution process. Community members, and in particular women, should be closely involved in all stages of the distribution process.