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.
Humanitarian situation has deteriorated dramatically since UNHCR Special Envoy's last Iraq visit in September 2012
Grave concerns that violence in the Central African Republic will continue, forcing growing numbers of people to flee their homes
Concerns over government measures worsening plight of displaced, creating conditions for major humanitarian crisis
A deep new well, constructed by UNHCR and the Iranian authorities supplies water to Sarvestan refugee settlement and four neighbouring villages.
Under the programme, more than 4,000 sturdy homes were built for vulnerable returnees, internally displaced people and at-risk local families.