Protection: What is it anyway?

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Protection in humanitarian action is fundamentally about the people caught up in an emergency being safe from the harm others might cause them. A new series of materials, produced by Oxfam for the Global Protection Cluster with financing from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, provides a clear, concise, plain-language overview of what protection means in operational terms in an emergency and who is responsible for what. Download the materials at: