On 29 October 2013, UNHCR released the International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa).
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.
This UNHCR paper covers key aspects of the asylum situation and refugee protection in Italy, including access to territory and non-refoulement, protection of unaccompanied or separated children, access to the asylum procedure, quality of the asylum procedure, reception conditions for asylum seekers, and local integration. This paper is an update of the UNHCR Recommendations on Important Aspects of Refugee Protection in Italy, July 2012
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.
Violence was also reported in Bossangoa, where militias had looted shops and burned houses in the northern part of the town over the weekend.
As part of an ambitious multimedia project by the Franco-German channel ARTE, graphic artist Reinhard Kleist organizes an art workshop for Syrian refugee children.
Although the Oubangui River border is officially closed, people still risk their lives to cross from Bangui in Central African Republic to Democratic Republic of the Congo.
UNHCR chief António Guterres warns that by the end of 2014, substantially more of the population of Syria could be displaced or in need of humanitarian help than not.
In the capital Bangui, fighting and sectarian violence of the past week has displaced 159,000 people, with 450 killings reported there and 160 in other parts of the country.
The 48 delegates signed a letter calling on the US authorities to invite refugees and other affected persons to participate meaningfully in discussions on asylum policy.