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Global Protection Update: Beyond Trucks, Access That Protects, June 2022

Protection risks faced by communities across the globe continue to shock, unlike anything we reported before — jumping 36% in only one year, leaving 150 million people in need of protection in 2022. The past several months have highlighted the…

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Gaza Protection Analysis Update

Protection needs in Gaza continue to be driven by a protracted protection crisis with most Palestinians struggling to meet basic needs and live in dignity. The crisis is characterized by more than 55 years of Israeli military occupation, a military…


Severity of Protection Risks

Every field operation reports Sexual and Gender-Based Violence as being amongst top concerns. 81% describe the GBV risk as severe or extreme.

All operations describe psychological/emotional abuse or inflicted distress amongst the affected populations. 70% rate the risk of distress as severe or extreme.

26 operations report forced displacement and impediments to freedom of movement. 73% of operations classify the situation as severe or extreme.

Attacks on civilians or infrastructures are occurring in 25 field operations. 72% operations report the situation as severe or extreme.

Theft, extorsion, eviction or destruction of personal property is a risk across 26 operations. 50% report the risk as severe or extreme.

26 operations highlight abduction, kidnapping, forced disappearance, arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention as a major concern. 57% 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.

26 operations report impediments and/or restrictions to access to documentation, remedies and justice. 42% rate the risks as severe or extreme.

"Layers of conflicts, pandemics, disasters, and marginalisation leave families with little capacity to react, little hope, pushed into harm on top of harm."

Then comes what I believe hurts the most: invisibility. Millions of people go through all of this in total solitude. Wondering if anyone knows or cares. Wondering if they matter at all. 

William Chemaly
Global Protection Cluster Coordinator
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