Centrality of Protection in Humanitarian Action 2019 Review

This brief is a summary of the key insights from the full 2019 Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Annual Review, which can be found here. The review considers the status of the centrality of protection in humanitarian action, including progress of its development and implementation. It builds on the previous GPC-led Centrality of Protection Annual Reviews which presented a range of findings based on thematic issues and country case studies. Although the review intends to set the scene for progress of the centrality of protection in 2019, many of the reflections also apply to the current situation in 2020, especially against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic reinforcing the requirement of a joined-up protection-oriented approach for any humanitarian response.