5. When and where to get specialist help

All emergency personnel should be trained to be able to analyse and plan for basic protection measures to be mainstreamed in all relief programmes. A protection expert should be requested in cases where specific and complex protection concerns arise as a result of the emergency situation, require a specific protection strategy or where the response will involve direct protection activities. While CARE does not have full-time deployable protection specialists on standby, emergency personnel with protection expertise can be requested through the CERT mechanism by contacting the CI Human Resources Coordinator.

For technical advice, a number of personnel in CARE Member emergency units and advocacy units can provide guidance on protection approaches. For information on mainstreaming protection in emergency programmes, contact the Emergency Coordinator at emergencyprotection@careinternational.org.