3.1 Minimum criteria

The minimum criteria for interacting with the military that should be considered are:

  • Alternative civilian options have been explored first.
  • Sufficient information exists to assess how such interactions will affect CARE and other aid agencies’ acceptance among the local population and other belligerents, the security of our personnel, and the protection of local partners and beneficiary communities.

Cooperation with military forces does not lead to CARE operations being manipulated to support or associate with human rights violations.