UNHCR 2021 Global Trends Report

Key data: By May 2022, more than 100 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide by persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order. At end 2021, the figure was 89.3 million, comprising: 27.1 million refugees 21.3 million refugees under UNHCR’s mandate 5.8 million Palestine refugees...

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Дайджест московского офиса УВКБ ООН

Агентство ООН по делам беженцев в Российской Федерации радо поделиться с вами дайджестом УВКБ ООН Россия за февраль 2022 года. В дайджесте освещаются основные направления деятельности...

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UNHCR position on returns to Ukraine

1. On 21 February 2022, after several months of military build-up on the Ukrainian border, the Russian Federation recognized the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republicand ordered troops into these two regions.1 The Russian Federation announced a ‘special military operation’ against Ukraine on 24 February...

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Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community Just released to mark UNHCR’s 70th anniversary, “Tastes from Home” is filled with more than 100 pages of beautiful photos and recipes, each shared by a resilient individual who left their country of origin to make a home in Canada. This is your opportunity to experience the rich cultural...

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UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning of a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the escalating conflict brings increased human suffering and civilian displacement. An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been newly displaced inside the country since January 2021 – primarily due to insecurity and violence –  bringing the total uprooted...

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Secretary-General Guterres calls for a global reset, «to recover better, guided by human rights»

Distinguished President of the Human Rights Council, Madam High Commissioner, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Human rights are our bloodline; they connect us to one another, as equals. Human rights are our lifeline; they are the pathway to resolving tensions and forging lasting peace. Human rights are on the frontline; they are the building...

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Refugee Solidarity Week

Compulsory home isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been introduced in almost all of Russia. A huge number of people have found themselves in a difficult situation. Among them are refugees, persons with temporary asylum status and asylum seekers. Often this category of people is not able to work remotely, which means that it is completely...

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Afghanistan: Compilation of Country of Origin Information (COI) Relevant for Assessing the Availability of an Internal Flight, Relocation or Protection Alternative to Kabul

I. Executive Summary These Guidelines supersede the April 2016 UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Afghanistan. They are issued against a background of continuing concerns about the security situation and widespread human rights abuses. They contain information on particular profiles...

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