Protection in Emergencies

Global Communities works at the intersection of sustainable development and humanitarian assistance to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We take a holistic approach to humanitarian action, working with communities affected by conflicts and natural disasters to deliver emergency aid and support their resilience and recovery. Protection is at the heart of our humanitarian assistance programs. Since 2016, we have worked to prevent, mitigate and respond to increased risks of physical and psychological harm among crisis-affected populations, including violence, exploitation and neglect. We work to reduce threats and vulnerability; increase access to essential services; and strengthen the capacity of local actors to improve the safety and well-being of vulnerable populations. Our protection services reach more than 118,000 individuals per year. In several conflict settings, we implement highly specialized Child Protection, Gender-based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Response, and Community-Based Protection interventions.