Global Protection Cluster

Protection Analysis Update - occupied Palestinian territory: Gaza

The escalation of hostilities in Gaza over the past eight months has resulted in levels of destruction, loss of civilian life and collapse of humanitarian conditions, unfolding on an unprecedented scale. Despite repeated appeals to protect civilians…

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Global Protection Update: Forced Returns and Relocations, April 2024

The first quarter of 2024 was a particularly dire moment for so many civilians caught up in renewed conflicts, political instability and new large-scale emergencies. The scale, complexity and urgency of several ongoing humanitarian crises…

AT A GLANCE

Severity of Protection Risks

100% of operations report gender-based violence as being the most concerning. 76% describe the risk as high or very high.

100% of operations report psychological/ emotional abuse or inflicted distress amongst the affected populations. 60% rate the risk as high or very high.

92% of operations report forced displacement and impediments to freedom of movement as a risk. 68% describe the risk as high or very high.

Attacks on civilians or infrastructures are occurring in 92% of operations. 64% describe the risk as high or very high.

Forced recruitment and association of children with armed forces is a risk across 96% of operations. 48% describe the risk as high or very high. 

92% of operations highlight abduction, forced disappearance, arrest and/ or detention as a major concern. 64% describe the risk as high or very high.

Presence of mines and other explosive ordnance is a risk across 84% of operations. 60% describe the risk as high or very high.

92% of operations report impediments and/or restrictions to access to documentation, remedies and justice. 48% describe the risk as high or very high.

"In times of crisis, humanity demands that we act to protect all those ravaged by situations of conflict, violence, disasters or other emergencies."

"Each day is our chance to help turn the tide for those exposed to threats of harm, alleviate suffering while reducing risks, and work in and with communities themselves so that we can together prevent and respond to protection needs."

Samuel Cheung
Former Global Protection Cluster Coordinator
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