Protection Analytical Framework

The Scope of the PAF

The Protection Analytical Framework (PAF) guides robust, context-specific protection analysis. The PAF helps anyone undertaking protection analysis to answer the following questions:

The PAF guides in-depth and ongoing protection analysis of the crisis environment. It informs decision making for multisectoral and multi-disciplinary strategies that reduce and prevent protection risks that may violate international human rights and refugee and humanitarian laws. It is suitable for use across humanitarian contexts, including with internally displaced people, returnees, refugees, and mixed situations.