Written: 2012 | Published: February 18, 2021 | et al., Ashley South and Simon Harragin, with Justin Corbett, Richard Horsey

Local to Global Protection in Myanmar (Burma), Sudan, South Sudan and Zimbabwe

This Network Paper presents the findings of five community-based studies on selfprotection in Myanmar (Burma), Sudan, South Sudan and Zimbabwe. The studies demonstrate how vulnerable people take the lead in activities to protect themselves and their communities, and how local understandings of ‘protection’ vary from how the concept is used by international humanitarian agencies. While hugely important for everyday survival, local understandings and self-protection activities are rarely acknowledged or effectively supported by aid agencies.

The network paper was originally published by the Overseas Development Institute. 

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