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.
Fear and fresh fighting have driven more than 100,000 people out of their homes in the last five days. Many are sleeping rough in the rain.
UNHCR offices and some 10,000 people across the country spread awareness about the scourge in a series of events marking the annual 16 Days campaign.
As the harsh winter sets in, up to 12 cargo flights are planned to bring food and relief supplies to vulnerable people in inaccessible areas in north-eastern Syria.
Next January, UNHCR will begin assisting Somali refugees who want to return from Kenya on their own. One young mother tells what's pulling her home.
High Commissioner Guterres says the death of such an outstanding champion of peace is a profound loss and should give people pause for thought.
UNHCR staff in Bangui report the situation as very tense on Friday morning. Gunfire could be heard in the city's 8th District, preventing residents from leaving their homes.