UNHCR launches the first in a series of Good Practices Papers to help States, UNHCR operations and other stakeholders achieve the goals of the Campaign to End Statelessness within 10 Years.
This Good Practices Paper focuses on Action 1 of the Global Action Plan to End Statelessness, which aims at resolving major situations of statelessness around the world.
On 27 January 2015, UNHCR released an Update to the International Protection Considerations related to developments in Ukraine.
This paper supersedes UNHCR's July 2014 International Protection Considerations related to developments in Ukraine - Update I.
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).
Ensuring respect for the best interests of unaccompanied and separated children.
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.
Key documents related to trafficking in human beings and international protection.
UNHCR policies, operational guidance and tools on voluntary repatriation.
Yusuf and Omar fled war in Iraq – only to find a different conflict engulfing their safe haven in Ukraine. Now they are in Hungary and hope for safety in Western Europe.
Larissa and her daughter lived in Shyrokyno, a small town on the Azov Sea. Once there were 1,000 people there. Now only six are left.
The displaced come from villages caught in fighting along the border, and more continue to cross into volatile border zones which lie just south of Lake Chad.
Moussa set off to visit family in the northern Nigerian town of Baga. He ended up fleeing for his life, seeking shelter in neighbouring Chad and finding a young wife.
More than 54,000 South Sudanese have been registered and some 37,000 identity cards produced since the programme began at the start of February