5. CARE’s capacity and experience

CARE International has widespread experience of working in conflict-affected countries, both to deliver emergency and development aid in a conflict sensitive manner, and to implement peace-building programmes. We believe that to address the underlying causes of poverty we must also address the causes of conflict. CARE’s work on conflict seeks to address the underlying causes of conflict as well as the suffering it causes.

Many CARE COs have explicitly sought to mainstream conflict sensitivity across their programming, and in organisational structures and systems including CARE COs in Burundi, Uganda, Somalia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Georgia, Yemen, Afghanistan, DRC and others.  Significant experience now exists within these COs.

Within the CARE context, conflict sensitivity is often approached through analysis tools such as Do No Harm (DNH) (see Annex 6.5), which was specifically designed with emergency response in mind.