Protection: An ALNAP Guide for Humanitarian Agencies
This guide gives essential advice and insights to humanitarian practitioners who are involved in providing safety and protecting vulnerable people in war and disaster. It provides a framework for responsibility and action, which helps clarify conceptual issues and helps humanitarian field workers position themselves vis--vis other actors who have overlapping mandates.
A practical schema is also presented that gives practical advice on how to think through the various elements of protection focused programming in four clear steps: assessment; program design; implementation; and monitoring and evaluation. The guide also outlines key principles of best practice for protection-focused humanitarian work.
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Page 13 - The main international organizations for refugee relief are the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
Page 33 - This group affirmed that protection is: 'all activities aimed at ensuring full respect for the rights of the individual in accordance with the letter and the spirit of the relevant bodies of law, ie human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law.
Page 38 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are mandated to help states to meet their food-security responsibilities.
Page 105 - ... what should we do more of, what should we do less of. If you are appointed, that is the first thing I want to hear from you.
Page 84 - It encompasses everything from persuading the village chief to allocate land to displaced families to influencing a senior General on the conduct of his...
Page 84 - Advocacy is a core area of protective practice for both humanitarian and human-rights agencies. It is about convincing decision-makers to change.
Page 62 - includes gathering information about incidents, observing events (elections, trials, demonstrations, etc.), visiting sites such as places of detention and refugee camps, discussions with government authorities to obtain information and to pursue remedies and other follow-up.
Page 95 - UNHCR then supported a network of jurists to provide advice and counselling to displaced persons on property and related matters.