PHAP, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) webinar on Access and Humanitarian Protection

What are the main humanitarian protection concerns particular to hard-to-reach areas?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to sudden changes in how protection actors can access populations of concern, with additional restrictions on how they can operate in the short and medium-term. What can we learn from the experience of protection actors operating in hard-to-reach areas that we can apply to the new challenges of the current operational environment? On 22 April, PHAP together with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) have organized a webinar exploring the lessons learnt from restricted operational contexts and their application to the COVID-19 operational environment. 

This online session will begin with an overview of the key terms, concepts, interlinkages, and dilemmas of protection and access in armed conflict, disaster, and health emergencies. This introduction will be followed with a discussion with protection experts, exploring how existing lessons from protection programming in hard-to-reach areas can be applied to protection operations in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.

This webinar is the first of a series of webinars organized by PHAP, the NRC and the GPC on access and humanitarian protection. 

Attendance is free for this webinar.

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