For the second year, the GPC reviewed global and field efforts to reinforce the centrality of protection in humanitarian action. This 2017 review aims to enhance the understanding of the range and diversity of approaches to the centrality of protection, as well as reflect on good practices, insights, challenges and learning opportunities. The four countries selected for the 2017 desk review are Iraq, Myanmar, Somalia, and the Whole of Syria response. Additionally, the review contains three thematic articles that are based on the work and reflections of GPC Task Team members. The first one explores the link between hunger and protection; the second examines the severe protection risks associated with explosive remnants of war, and the last one looks at engagement with parties to conflict.

The review highlights GPC events, activities and publications that took place in 2017; GPC Help desk dashboard; a map of country operations with Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) protection strategies, and the GPC Community of Practice snapshot.

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