UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency released a Position on the Designations of Libya as a Safe Third Country and as a Place of Safety for the Purpose of Disembarkation Following Rescue at Sea, partially updating its 2018 Position on Returns to Libya.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD), a department of the Austrian Red Cross, have joined forces in providing protection information to asylum decision makers.
As of 1 January 2019, ACCORD's ecoi.net will be endorsed by UNHCR as the main global platform for country of origin information. At the same time, UNHCR's Refworld will reinforce its law and policy collections in the course of 2019, relaunching its protection information platform in 2020.
Documents relating to protection considerations in the context of the COVID-19 response
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.
This content is now provided through a partnership with the Austrian Red Cross.
The maps, stats and facts on how the pandemic has impeded efforts to protect the displaced and affected their access to basic rights.
Afghan refugee artisans are using their skills to design and make crafts for MADE51, UNHCR's global brand of refugee-made products.
Over 40,000 Ethiopians have fled the Tigray crisis into eastern Sudan, with no sign of a let-up in new arrivals. Many anxiously hope to be reunited with their families.
As life-saving evacuation flights to Rwanda resume after nearly a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, vulnerable asylum seekers put their ordeals in Libya behind them.
Over 27,000 Ethiopians have fled ongoing fighting in the Tigray region for safety in Sudan. Food, shelter and medicine are among urgent requirements.