PROTECTION AND COVID-19

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and its field operations are working closely with partners and governments to ensure the inclusion of those in need of protection as a result of conflict, disasters and climate change in national and local COVID-19 preparedness, prevention and response activities. This page has been established to share protection-related information and resources on COVID-19, including examples of operational tools produced by field clusters, which will be updated as they become available.

1. General Information

Here is basic information on COVID-19 that can be used for communication and quoting:

2. Global Protection Cluster

Find here key guidance issued by the Global Protection Cluster. For more information please use the GPC community of practice here.

3. Protection Operational Response

Here are five core actions our operations are taking in over 30 countries, find our overall guidance here and the tools they are using for: 
3.1 Advocacy and communication with communities
3.2 Business continuity, partnerships and remote programming
3.3 Coordination modalities and interagency engagement
3.4 Analysis and monitoring
3.5 Protection response and service delivery

4. Self-Care

5. IASC and Global Guidance

Find here practical interagency guidance on dealing with COVID-19 in operations including for preparedness, control and response in schools, camps, for food distribution, inclusion of marginalised people and addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19. For information relevant to sectoral responses please see here. For additional technical guidance from WHO, please see here.
GLOBAL DATABASE ON IDP LAWS AND POLICIES
The Global Protection Cluster (GPC)’s Task Team on Law and Policy conducted a mapping exercise to capture up-to-date information on countries with IDP laws and policies. Read More

GPC HELP DESK
The first point of contact for all Field Support requests and queries.
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PROTECTION CLUSTER COORDINATION TOOLBOX

Find the necessary tools on the coordination of a field protection cluster. Read More