Protection

USAID/OFDA helped ensure children were safe and protected after the 2010 earthquake damaged their school in Haiti.
USAID/OFDA helped ensure children were safe and protected after the 2010 earthquake damaged their school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Ron Libby, USAID/OFDA

Natural disasters and conflict often exacerbate the vulnerability of individuals. People must cope with threats such as sexual violence, violence in the home, separation of families, exploitative labor, and exclusion from lifesaving humanitarian assistance. USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is at the forefront of the humanitarian community’s efforts to protect and support conflict- and disaster-affected communities and mitigate these potential threats. While working to minimize and respond to specific risks, USAID/OFDA requires partners to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the safety of those receiving emergency assistance across all sectors of a response and in all relief programs.

Protection Archive

Last updated: May 07, 2019

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