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.
On 27 November 2015, UNHCR released an Update to the International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic (Update IV).
This paper supersedes UNHCR's October 2014 International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic, Update III.
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.
From Asia to the Americas, UNHCR is leading celebrations of the lives of men, women and children finding new hope after escaping danger.
UNHCR Global Trends report finds 65.3 million people, or one person in 113, were displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution in 2015.
While in Kenya, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited Kakuma refugee camp, home to nearly 200,000 refugees, primarily from South Sudan. He also toured a new site, Kalobeyei, where refugees share services, farm the land and build businesses with locals.
Asra tells UNHCR chief she is among 730 refugees to have completed vocational courses out of population of 70,000.
More than 60 stars of film, TV and music have joined refugees, faith leaders and UNHCR to back a petition highlighting the plight of forcibly displaced people.