On 27 October 2014, UNHCR released a Position on Returns to Iraq, in which it urges States not to forcibly return persons originating from Iraq until tangible improvements in the security and human rights situation have occurred.
On 27 October 2014, UNHCR released an Update of its International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and surrounding region.
This paper supersedes UNHCR's October 2013 International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa).
On 9 Septemebr 2014, UNHCR released an Update to the position on Returns to North Kivu, South Kivu and adjacent areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo affected by on-going conflict and violence in the region – Update I.
This paper supersedes UNHCR's November 2012 UNHCR position on returns to North Kivu, South Kivu and adjacent areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo affected by on-going conflict and violence in the region.
On 1 July 2014, UNHCR released an Update to the International Protection Considerations related to developments in Ukraine.
This paper supersedes UNHCR's March 2014 International Protection Considerations related to developments in Ukraine.
Core legal instruments and UNHCR's policy and guidance relating to children at risk.
Provisions, guidance and tools on detention, prison conditions and freedom of movement.
Legal, policy and guidance documents on gender equality and women.
Legal, policy and operational documents relating to Internally Displaced Persons.
Key information relevant to the protection of civilians in situations of armed conflict.
Documents on the intersection between refugee protection and international migration.
Legal, policy and guidance materials relevant to the refugee status determination process.
Core documents on UNHCR's resettlement activities, challenges and the policy framework.
Key materials relevant for asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Key documents from several special initiatives to clarify and strengthen UNHCR's mandate.
Legal instruments, UNHCR policy documents and guidance on statelessness.
Documents relevant to the human rights mechanisms within the United Nations.
Aisha believes education is a necessity, not a luxury. She has struggled to keep her children in school in Qamishli, northern Syria, so help from UNHCR is welcome.
UNHCR chief António Guterres stresses need to advocate with governments for child marriage to be prohibited by law, and for this to be effectively enforced.
Imaginative TV spots help fight discrimination against refugees in Bulgaria by encouraging viewers to imagine themselves isolated and far from home.
The World Food Programme and UNHCR are working together to resolve the food problem for a total 490,000 refugees in Kakuma and Dadaab camps.
Half of Afghanistan's 5 million returnees were born in exile. The young returnees face many new challenges, but most show remarkable resilience.