Most read reports
- The State of Humanitarian Journalism (October 2018)
- UNHCR and IOM appeal to European leaders to tackle Mediterranean deaths
- Food costs should cause “shock and outrage” as countries in conflict see spiralling prices
- The State of Food and Agriculture 2018 - Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development
- 2018 Global Hunger Index: Forced Migration and Hunger
Over the past decade, the number of wars has tripled and in 2016, more countries were experiencing violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years.
Wars can only be ended by the parties to the conflict and their supporters. An important part of ending war and restoring peace is the resolution of internal displacement caused by the conflict. And for that peace to last, internally displaced persons should participate in the process.
En 2016, le Groupe de travail du Comité permanent inter-organisations des Nations Unies a créé une équipe spéciale chargée d'élaborer les directives du CPI sur l'inclusion des personnes handicapées dans l'action humanitaire (ci-après dénommées directives du CPI pour les personnes handicapées).
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.
What is the PHPC?
The regional Pacific Humanitarian Protection Cluster (PHPC) Support Team is a group of regional and international humanitarian organisations working together to assist Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in preparing for and responding to disasters and emergencies.
‘Clusters’ are groups designated by the global Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) covering the main sectors of humanitarian action,such as protection.
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”.
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
Joseph Guay and Lisa Rudnick
This document represents the core output for the GPC Protection Lab Scoping Study. The project was undertaken in order to identify whether a Protection-oriented Innovation Lab might enhance the Global Protection Cluster’s capacity to help address key protection challenges, and if so, what potential models such a Lab might take at the Global Protection Cluster.
The purpose of the toolkit is to provide guidance on how to develop and implement systems for monitoring child protection issues that affect children in humanitarian settings, as well as for monitoring the child protection response. Acknowledging the multifaceted nature of protection, this toolkit focuses only on protection of children.
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
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.
This four-year strategy1 has been developed with the aim of providing the Inter-Agency Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) with a more strategic perspective to optimise its impact in the medium-term.
As an inter-agency support to the humanitarian system, the ProCap Project has been able to respond to the protection challenges on the ground, and this strategy is designed to ensure that ProCap will continue to address the gaps in the international humanitarian system’s protection response efforts for the following four years.
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.
1. À propos de ce guide thématique
Objet de ce guide
En 2015, el IDMC registró 27,8 millones de nuevos incidentes de desplazamiento interno en todo el mundo. Sin embargo, esta cifra solo incluye los desplazamientos asociados a conflictos y desastres de inicio rápido. No incluye a las personas forzadas a abandonar sus hogares por proyectos de desarrollo ni por desastres de evolución lenta, lo que la hace una importante subestimación del fenómeno global.
The IA Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) - an inter-agency initiative created in 2005 in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) - seeks to build capacity of relevant actors to enhance the humanitarian protection response. ProCap Advisers support the strategic and operational humanitarian protection response for IDPs and other vulnerable populations. ProCap deploys senior personnel with proven protection expertise to field, regional and global operations and trains mid-level protection staff from Standby Partners and UN Agencies.
The objective of this document is to facilitate communication, understanding, and collaboration between protection and information management colleagues within and across humanitarian organizations working in protection information management. Where necessary, multiple definitions or examples have been included to further understanding.