The UNHCR Protection Considerations contain information about recent and current developments which impact the assessment of international protection needs for persons from Southern and Central Somalia falling within certain risk profiles or finding themselves in certain circumstances.
This document serves as an interim update of the Eligibility Guidelines for assessing the international protection needs of asylum-seekers from Somalia, issued on 5 May 2010.
On 22 October 2013, UNHCR released an Update to the International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic (Update II).
This paper supersedes UNHCR's December 2012 International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic, Update I.
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.
Semret* sought sanctuary in Sudan through the help of a smuggler, but what was supposed to be a safe passage turned into seven months of beatings and rape.
After returning home in 2005 and expecting peace, the latest fighting has caused a fresh exodus from South Sudan to the safety of Uganda
Forced to choose between a safer location or work, the refugees felt they had to stay in the place where they could support themselves
With the rainy season approaching, UNHCR is airlifting tents and building new camps as the number of refugees passes 95,000
Most of her family didn't make it, but one strong young refugee woman fed her children leaves and wild fruit just to lead them to safety in Ethiopia.