Vulnerability Analysis*

What do you need to understand when analyzing VULNERABILITY:
1. Who are the individuals/Groups vulnerable vis-à-vis this threat? Why are they vulnerable?
          a. Location
                    i. Look at security categories: low-intensity vs frontline
                    ii. Constant movement/changes
          b. Time
          c. Activity
          d. Access resources
          e. Gender
          f. Age
          g. Disability
          h. Social, religious, economic or political group or identity
          i. Service provision
          j. Resricted mobility
          k. Ethnicity, culture, traditions, land
          l. Non-visible vulnerabilities (i.e. psychosocial vulnerabilities)
          m. Other?
2. Recognize that vulnerabilities change over time.
3. Recognize that taking away one vulnerability can increase another vulnerability; what vulnerabilities are we creating?
4. Recognize that a lack of coping mechanisms (negative or positive) can be a vulnerability.
5. Look at the patterns of vulnerability over periods of time.
6. How—What impact/consequences of this threat?
          a. Life-threatening
          b. Permanent injury or disability
          c. Non-life threatening injury
          d. Loss of property/assets/livelihood
          e. Loss of access to life-sustaining resources
          f. Loss of access to essential services
          g. Loss of ability to sustain life and health
          h. Marginalization/exclusion
          i. Separation from family
          j. Recruitment into armed forces
          k. Detention
*This is a preliminary list of questions that we have compiled that may help to support a more robust and comprehensive protection analysis.  The list continues to be assessed and expanded based on desk reviews and consultation with practitioners.