Protection Cluster Yemen: Guidance Note on Protection Considerations for the Flood Response Protection and Areas of Responsibility (Child Protection, Gender-Based Violence, and Mine Action)

2024-01-16
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Due to the role played by heavy rains and flooding in the worsening of the humanitarian situation in the recent months and years including the loss of belongings and displacement; and in recognition of the impact of such floods in exacerbating people‚Äôs vulnerabilities and protection risks, the PC and AoRs developed a guidance note on protection considerations for the flood response. The overarching objectives of the guidance note included: advising protection and other key actors to take adequate measures to prepare and respond to flood situations; providing information on recommended protection services/activities for the most vulnerable affected groups; ensuring safe referrals for affected persons in need of follow-up services, encouraging effective collaboration and coordination with other clusters and communities in the development of an action plan to strengthen preparedness and response efforts in response to floods and related sudden-onset disasters, and ensuring the provision of lifesaving protection (including GBV/WP) interventions to the most affected at the onset of the floods as well as prevention- of incidents (including GBV/WP) in the communities at risk of floods.