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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

Protection Cluster Membership Criteria - Arabic
Protection Cluster Emergency Response Model


Global Protection Cluster - Tools and Guidance


Katherine Dunn
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Protection Cluster Coordinator
Matthijs Zeilstra
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Protection Cluster Coordination Officer
Pintu Agrawal
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Associate Information Management Officer

Protection Snapshot Report

Protection Monitoring Interactive Dashboard