7. CARE’s capacity and experience

CARE’s COs have a wide range of experiences in diverse contexts and in using different approaches to protection in emergencies. CARE is currently developing a strategy to consolidate this experience and to build greater capacity in protection with the development of a Humanitarian Protection Strategy. The strategy would bring together the different tools and approaches used by the organisation, and would deepen CARE’s understanding of humanitarian protection by identifying capacity gaps. The strategy will enable CARE staff to analyse situations on the ground, and to act in accordance with humanitarian principles and International Humanitarian Law, as well as CARE’s vision and mission statements.

CARE has invested significantly in systems and capacity to address the specific topic of prevention and response to sexual abuse and exploitation. For more information, see Prevention of and response to sexual exploitation and abuse.

For CARE International’s Building Capacity in Humanitarian Protection – final report, refer to Annex 31.14