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31 Oct 2019 description

UNHCR is concerned about thousands who have fled brutal attacks in DRC’s Ituri province, where humanitarian access remains extremely limited.

Over 360,000 Congolese people fled their homes in June following brutal attacks in Ituri Province. Most of them walked for days in the bush and found safety in Kasenyi on the shores of Lake Albert, which borders Uganda. The recent outbreak of violence follows months of simmering tensions. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced at the start of the year as a result of tensions between two communities.

08 May 2019 description
report Protection Cluster

Methodology

Recognising the value of localisation and building on the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) commitments, the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and its four Areas of Responsibilities (AoRs) are seeking to meet the commitments made with regards to localisation and ensure that protection response strategies and coordination mechanisms are guided by the principle – “as local as possible, as international as necessary.”

12 May 2018 description
report Protection Cluster

OVERVIEW

The current dynamics and conduct of armed conflict as well as the absence of effective mechanisms to mediate root causes of conflict and displacement have contributed to a global record high of people in need of protection, including displaced people. The regional dimension of many conflicts requires a strategic operational engagement, ensuring a protection continuum during flight and in situations where civilians are unable to move and seek safety.

06 Dec 2017 description

SUMMARY

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit (hereafter referred to as “Toolkit”) is designed as a companion to the GPC Protection Mainstreaming Training Package (hereafter referred to as “Training Package”). The Training Package is the starting point to understand the concept and principles of “protection mainstreaming”.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

28 Jul 2017 description

Project Management

ProCap aims to strengthen the collaborative response of protection agencies and non-protection mandated organisations. To do this, it deploys senior personnel with proven protection expertise at field, regional and global operations and trains mid-level protection staff from standby partners and humanitarian organisations. The Project objectives and activities are guided by the 2014-2016 ProCap Strategy.

Project Governance / Management

22 May 2017 description

THE GLOBAL PROTECTION CLUSTER CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION to protect people in Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental provinces, in the Democratic Republic of Congo where 1.27 million civilians have been forcibly displaced from the 3 Kasais, as well as neighboring provinces such as Kwilu, Lomami, Lualaba and Sankur. The displacement is the result of clashes between militia groups and the Congolese armed forces, but also between militias and self-defense groups and between rival militia groups, and intercommunity tensions.

14 Nov 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

This is the eighth Protection Trends report prepared by the South Sudan Protection Cluster (PC) in close collaboration with Child Protection, SGBV and Land Mines and Explosive Remnants of War sub-clusters, and other protection actors.

The report provides an overview of the protection situation highlighting the main threats to civilians that have caused displacement, and describes trends on issues reported and observed in the second and third quarters of 2016 (1 April through 30 September).

02 Jun 2016 description

This report is the seventh in a series of Protection Trends papers prepared by the South Sudan Protection Cluster in close collaboration with the three sub-clusters and other protection actors. After providing an overview of the protection situation, the paper discusses trends on issues reported and observed in the first quarter of 2016 (1 January through 31 March), including forced displacement and population movements, threats against children, gender-based violence, and landmines and explosive remnants of war.

07 Oct 2015 description

Protection at the heart of humanitarian action

Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

02 Oct 2015 description

KEY AIM: Create a system-wide “culture of accountability”: institutionalization of accountability to affected populations, including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, in function and resourcing within each humanitarian organization alongside system level cohesion, coordination, and learning.