The Centrality of Protection: Questions and Answers
Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) are responsible for ensuring that protection is central to humanitarian action. This expectation is reflected in the IASC Principals’ Statement on the centrality of protection in humanitarian action from December 2013. Yet what concrete actions are expected of HCs and HCTs to fulfil this responsibility? And how do they relate to other stakeholders?
In this Q&A the GPC outlines practical steps that humanitarian leaders in field operations can take to ensure protection is central to humanitarian action.