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The Protection Cluster coordinates the protection response and advocates for the improvement of policies and legislation affecting conflict-affected people. It also engages in capacity building and provides guidance on mainstreaming protection into all humanitarian response activities. The Protection Cluster is led by UNHCR and includes Child Protection (led by UNICEF), GBV (led by UNFPA) and Mine Action (led by UNDP) Sub Clusters. In addition to this, there is an Age and Disability Technical Working Group (chaired by HelpAge) active under the Protection Cluster and a Housing, Land and Property Rights Technical Working Group (chaired by NRC), under the umbrella of the Protection and Shelter/NFI Clusters.

Protection coordination structures are in place at national and subnational levels in Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Sloviansk, Sievierodonetsk, Mariupol, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Lugansk.

2020 Protection Cluster 5W Dashboard


Anna Rich
Protection Cluster Coordinator
+380 44 288 9710 ext. 130
Oleksandra Makovska
Protection Cluster Associate
+380 44 288 9710 ext. 312
+380 50 445 8763
Flora N. d'Hermies
Information Management Officer
+380 44 288 9710 ext. 319

2017-2018 Protection Cluster Strategy