130730 Protection in Humanitarian Action Framework for the Australian Aid program
Protection in Humanitarian Action Framework for the Australian aid program
Australia’s long-standing commitment to protecting people affected by natural disasters and human-induced crises reflects our desire to prevent and reduce the violence, exploitation and deprivation that people in such situations face. Australia has, for some time, worked with partners to establish standards and deliver protection for women, girls, boys and men in crisis.
The Protection in Humanitarian Action Framework builds on this experience and guides the work of AusAID. It outlines their approach to improving protection of the safety, dignity and rights of populations affected by humanitarian crises.3 It explains what we mean by protection in humanitarian action, defines our priorities and guides what we will do as we deliver humanitarian action as part of our aid program.