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.
On 17 June, UNHCR released a position on returns to Southern and Central Somalia. UNHCR calls for a suspension of forcible returns to the country. The organization considers that for many Somalis from these areas, eligibility for international refugee protection under the 1951 Convention, and in the African Union, under the 1969 OAU Convention should be considered; many of them are likely to meet the criteria for refugee status under one or both of these Conventions.
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.
Nigerian refugees, who fled previous attacks by insurgents in north-eastern Nigeria, are asking to be moved away from the border area as quickly as possible.
Widow Lidia receives a small amount of money from the government to compensate for helping two families, but acts above all out of a sense of solidarity and humanitarianism.
Displaced women in Kachin state are learning to sew, knit and make soap as part of an initiative to organize themselves, address protection concerns and help their community.
During a tour of Ifo 2 camp, the UN chief calls the situation in the Dadaab refugee complex a man-made tragedy that would never have happened had leaders listened more to their people.
Tarifa are wearing mostly donated clothes because they had only had time to grab their ID documents and a few small belongings in their rush to leave Kobani.