The Protection of Civilians database contains information collated from the published OCHA Protection of Civilians - Weekly Briefing Notes. OCHA-oPt has compiled and published these weekly reports since May 2003. The reporting format underwent several revisions since this time and the current content and structure was introduced in March 2005. From this time there has been comprehensive and detailed reporting of individual incidents, particularly those concerning physical protection. Quantifiable data from the Weekly Briefing Notes from 1st January 2005 onwards have been compiled into a Protection of Civilians database from which these tables have been developed. They present information, reported on a daily or weekly basis, as monthly figures with geographical breakdowns to the governorate level.
These data may be used freely for information and analysis purposes; however the source must be cited. The citation should include "United Nations OCHA-oPt" and the reporting period for the data. Usage should take into account the caveats and terminology defining the data. Summary statistics are available for the following Weekly Briefing Note themes:
- Casualties - deaths and injuries
Access and movement for civilians
- Flying (random) checkpoints
Additional protection issues
- Searches, arrests and detentions
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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