Syria Protection Cluster - Minimum Standards for Participation in Humanitarian Inter-Agency Evacuations

Humanitarian organizations are bound by the principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence, and guided, in carrying out their functions, by the principle of ‘Do No Harm’. In light of its participation in the recent evacuation and efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance to the besieged area in the old city of Homs, UNHCR, as the lead of the Protection and Community Services Working Group, has set out a framework of minimum standards which need to be in place and be respected. These will serve as a basis for inter-agency participation in future evacuations