Click here to access the old version of the GPC website
Global Protection Cluster

Protection Advocacy Toolkit

The global need for humanitarian assistance and protection continues to increase. At the time of writing, it is expected that a staggering 339 million people – one in every 23 people on the planet – will need emergency assistance to survive in 2023…

Read More
Course Image

Afghanistan Protection Analysis Update

On 24 December 2022, the Taliban issued a letter banning women from working in international and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Several international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) operating in Afghanistan temporarily paused…


Severity of Protection Risks

Every field operation reports Gender-Based Violence as being amongst top concerns. 94% describe the GBV risk as severe or extreme.

All operations describe psychological/ emotional abuse or inflicted distress amongst the affected populations. 71% rate the risk of distress as severe or extreme.

27 operations report forced displacement and impediments to freedom of movement. 88% of them classify the situation as severe or extreme.

Attacks on civilians or infrastructures are occurring in 27 cluster operations. 82% of them report the situation as severe or extreme.

Theft, extortion, eviction or destruction of personal property is a risk across 27 operations. 53% report the risk as severe or extreme.

24 operations highlight abduction, kidnapping, forced disappearance, arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention as a major concern. 47% describe the risk as severe or extreme.

Presence of mines and other explosive ordnance is a risk across 26 operations. 38% rate the risk as severe or extreme.

27 operations report impediments and/or restrictions to access to documentation, remedies and justice. 47% rate the risks as severe or extreme.

"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
Global Protection Cluster Coordinator
More on Emergencies
GPC Media

Elements of Protection Mainstreaming

Watch our latest videos, Webinars, Events and Statements Videos.

GPC Youtube Channel