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Syria Protection Cluster (Turkey)

The purpose of the Protection Cluster and its Sub-Clusters is to strengthen and coordinate the humanitarian protection response in Syria. The programmatic interventions of the Clusters’ partners aim to mitigate and alleviate the protection consequences of the conflict inside Syria. The Protection Cluster adheres to the IASC definition of protection to guide its activities. As such, the Protection Cluster defines protection as: “all activities aimed at ensuring full respect for the rights of the individual in accordance with the letter and spirit of the relevant bodies of law (i.e. human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee laws).”

The Syria Protection Cluster (Turkey) aims to uphold and promote the rights of women, men, girls and boys affected by the Syrian conflict, and ensures that persons in need affected by the conflict have access to safe and dignified services that mitigate and respond to rights violations. 

The Syria Protection Cluster (Turkey) is made up of the Protection Cluster as well as three Sub-Clusters: Child Protection, Gender-Based Violence, and Mine Action.

For further information, please contact the Protection Cluster Coordinator, Katherine Dunn at dunnk@unhcr.org 

Cluster Documents:

Protection Cluster Membership Criteria - Arabic
Protection Cluster Emergency Response Model

Sub-Clusters:

Global Protection Cluster - Tools and Guidance

Contacts

Katherine Dunn
Protection Cluster Coordinator
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
 
Muhammad Kalae
Protection Cluster Co-Coordinator
The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Mohamad.Kalae@rescue.org

Matthijs Zeilstra
Cluster Coordination Officer
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
zeilstra@unhcr.org

Pintu Agrawal
Associate Information Management Officer
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
 

Protection Monitoring Interactive Dashboard