2.4 Engagement with non-humanitarian actors

There are a growing number of actors in emergency responses, many of which are not humanitarian actors (when applying the definitions of humanitarian principles). These include governments, private companies and military. CARE must analyse the role and perception of these actors, and engage with them in a way that supports the independence and standards of humanitarian action, while achieving humanitarian objectives through appropriate coordination. For civil-military relations CARE has policies and frameworks that should be considered by the CO and CARE International Members (see Chapter 39 Civil-military relations).