Humanitarian Protection

Mainstreaming Protection

Ensuring protection of populations is a core objective of humanitarian action. In humanitarian crises, people need material assistance, such as food, water, shelter and medical assistance, as well as physical integrity, psychological wellbeing and dignity.

LEGIS tends to look beyond the mere material needs of our target population to the broader issues of personal safety and dignity, mainstreaming protection through our programs and projects. We adhere to the principles of “good programming” and promote meaningful access, safety and dignity in humanitarian aid.

In our programs, we take steps to avoid or minimize any adverse effects of our intervention and reduce risks, in particular the risk of exposing people to increased danger or abuse of their rights. We ensure that people in need can access our services and humanitarian assistance according to the need only and without adverse discrimination, with attention to their vulnerabilities and respect of their rights.

The fundamental purpose of our programs and activities is to enhance the physical and psychological security, or at least reduce insecurity of target population, to reduce the risk and extent of harm by minimizing threats of violence, coercion or deliberate deprivation and reduce their vulnerability to such threats, strengthen the self-protection capacities and enhance the opportunities to ensure safety and dignity.