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12 May 2018 description
report Protection Cluster


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


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

24 Aug 2017 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to give rise to serious protection challenges in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Conflicts in all four countries have created humanitarian crises of monumental proportions. They have triggered wide scale displacement, civilian casualties, and severely eroded coping mechanisms of the civilian population as well as threatened the lives of more than 20 million people.

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

28 Jul 2017 description

Who we are

The Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) is an inter-agency initiative created in 2005 in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), which seeks to build global protection capacity and enhance the humanitarian system’s protection response.

28 Jul 2017 description


Launched in 2005, ProCap aims to enhance the humanitarian system’s protection response through the deployment of Senior Protection Advisers and the delivery of inter-agency protection capacity trainings. The strategic direction of the project is reviewed regularly to ensure that it responds to changing needs and gaps within the international humanitarian response. An external evaluation in 2007, a Strategic Review in 2009, and an external evaluation in 2011 all confirmed the continued relevance of the project.

12 Jun 2017 description

This document collates and primarily analyzes available information on key child protection issues from a compilation of reports.

12 Jun 2017 description

Since onset of the South Sudan crisis in December 2013, there have been 15,475 recorded cases of unaccompanied, separated and missing children across 42 counties. Out of these, 4,945 (43%) of the 11,612 unaccompanied and separated children have been reunified with their families (as at 21 May 2017). Since renewed conflict in July 2016, the caseload has increased by a significant 18% from 13,090 to 15,475 girls and boys in May 2017.

04 May 2017 description

Following incidents of intense fighting between government and opposition forces in the newly established state of Bieh (north western Jonglei), commencing on 13 April 2017 and continuing to date intermittently, there have been reports of large scale civilian displacement and reports from survivors reaching Akobo of many civilian casualties in the area including children, women and men.

30 Apr 2017 description

Key Messages

  • The four famines illustrate the deadly combination of on-going conflict, denial of freedom of movement, poor governance, drought and rising food prices

  • There is direct correlation between food scarcity and protection risks, particularly in situations of displacement

  • The enormity of the crisis is exposing individuals to heightened protection risks that are life threatening

27 Apr 2017 description