When conflict erupts or disaster strikes, the people affected often need protection – from violence; from exploitation and abuse; from the elements; and of their dignity and human rights. For humanitarian actors such as OCHA, protection is about advocating for, supporting or undertaking activities that aim to obtain full respect for the rights of all individuals in accordance with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.

Key Readings

UNDAC Field Handbook 2018 (Chapter L.3.2); UNDAC Field Handbook 2018 (Spanish) (Capítulo L.3.2)




Global Protection Cluster