4. How advocacy fits in CARE’s emergency response

CARE’s humanitarian mandate identifies advocacy as a tool that can be used as a response to humanitarian needs in emergencies. This reflects the organisation’s commitment to a holistic rights-based approach to humanitarian relief (refer to Chapter 2 Humanitarian policy framework).

CARE’s humanitarian mandate extends to protracted crises and post-crisis recovery where issues related to community rehabilitation, peace-building and reconstruction can be important for advocacy strategies. Country Offices considering longer-term advocacy strategies should refer to Annex 28.4 CI Advocacy Handbook

Country Offices may also identify advocacy as a strategy for reducing risk in their emergency preparedness plans. Refer to Chapter 37 Emergency preparedness planning, for advice on including policy analysis and advocacy in scenario development and risk-reduction measures.