On 27 July 2016, UNHCR released a new set of Eligibility Guidelines for assessing the international protection needs of asylum-seekers from Honduras.
These guidelines apply UNHCR's March 2010 UNHCR's Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Victims of Organized Gangs to the situation in Honduras.
On 20 May 2016, UNHCR released an Update to the Position on Returns to Southern and Central Somalia.
This paper supersedes UNHCR's June 2014 Position on Returns to Southern and Central Somalia.
On 19 April 2016, UNHCR released a new set of Eligibility Guidelines for assessing the international protection needs of asylum-seekers from Afghanistan. They replace the August 2013 Afghanistan Eligibility Guidelines.
This new page on quality assurance in Refugee Status Determination is a central resource for all publicly available quality assurance project reports that UNHCR has been involved in. It also contains some practical tools developed in the context of UNHCR quality assurance projects.
On 15 March 2016, UNHCR released a new set of Eligibility Guidelines for assessing the international protection needs of asylum-seekers from El Salvador.
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.
UNHCR's protection chief, Volker Türk, says commitments adopted at UN Summit will revolutionize the international community's engagement with refugees and migrants.
Civilians seeking safety from raids flee to Yei, joining tens of thousands there with no means to leave as military operations continue.
In interviews with UNHCR, survivors recall their horror as a trawler that smugglers packed with up to 500 people capsized, claiming at least 202 lives.
At least 700,000 residents from Iraq's second city and surrounding areas will need urgent assistance in the form of food, shelter water and medical support.
Volunteers for 2016 Nansen Refugee Award winners Hellenic Rescue Team share their experience of a traumatic year.