1.3 Types of humanitarian coordination mechanisms

The primary coordination mechanisms that CARE participates in during an emergency response are:

  • UN-led humanitarian coordination mechanisms (in particular clusters)
  • coordination mechanisms established by the host government or local authority
  • NGO-specific coordination forums (formal and informal).

Coordination may also be required with other non-humanitarian actors-for example, with peacekeeping or military forces. For guidelines on civil-military relations see Chapter 39.