Volker Turk, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

The Importance of Leadership on Protection

Protection is the foundation of all humanitarian work and humanitarians have a duty to do all they can to protect civilians whenever and wherever they are at risk. In this video interview, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Turk discusses the unique responsibility that Humanitarian Coordinators have to exercise leadership in ensuring protection is at the centre of humanitarian planning, preparedness, and response.

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