On the Frontlines: Insights into the State of Protection in 2021

The Global Protection Cluster’s End of Year Event, entitled ‘On the Frontlines: Insights into the State of Protection in 2021’, will highlight the urgency and showcase the impact of protection work in complex crisis contexts around the world. The event will serve to launch the Global Protection Cluster’s annual Review of the Centrality of Protection, which includes tangible findings into how the protection of crisis affected civilians is being implemented across the humanitarian system and where the gaps are in terms of meeting the protection needs of people amidst growing crises globally. The event will also feature a panel discussion with three national protection changemakers who will speak to the dynamic protection work they are respectively leading in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen. They will also share their ‘calls to action’ for the global community as to what is needed to further accelerate impact and strengthen the rights of crisis affected communities. The event will be moderated by the refugee youth activist Aya Abdullah and it will feature remarks and commitments from Gillian Triggs, Assistant High Commissioner for UNHCR, William Chemaly, the Global Protection Cluster’s Coordinator, a number of national Protection Cluster Coordinators, donor Government representatives and other protection champions.