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Protection in Humanitarian Action Framework

Summary of publication

The Protection in Humanitarian Action Framework guides DFAT's commitment to improving the safety of people affected by natural and human-induced crises. It elaborates on DFAT's commitments to protection in the Humanitarian Action Policy.

The Protection in Humanitarian Action Framework is central to achieving the goal of Australia's Humanitarian Action Policy. The goal of the framework is to improve the safety of people affected by natural and human-induced crises, and relates to humanitarian action provided by DFAT in developing countries. The framework has been developed through extensive consultations with governments, and humanitarian multilateral and non-government organisations.

The framework guides DFAT's approach to protecting the safety, dignity and rights of populations affected by humanitarian crises. It explains what DFAT means by protection in humanitarian action, how we define our priorities in this area, and what we will do as we deliver humanitarian protection as part of our aid program.

DFAT supports protection in preparedness for, response to, and recovery from humanitarian crises globally. We fund and advocate for protection to be mainstreamed into humanitarian action and, where appropriate, expect our partners to mainstream protection into operations. DFAT also advocates for and funds dedicated protection programs. We works towards improved global capacity for protection, with a particular focus on being accountable to affected populations, protecting people with disability and preventing and responding to gender based violence.

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Last Updated: 29 July 2013
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