Protection Gateway is the blog of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. It is intended to introduce readers to current debates and thinking on human protection and to encourage dialogue on these issues. Protection Gateway aims to provide governments, international organizations, civil society groups and the research community with new knowledge to inform policy concerning the prevention of human protection crises and protection of vulnerable populations. This includes human protection in the face of humanitarian emergencies, including man-made and natural disasters. All views expressed in the Protection Gateway are those of the individual authors.