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Living in the shadows: new report by UNHCR

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, says large numbers of Syrian refugees are sliding into abject poverty, and at an alarming rate, due to the magnitude of the crisis and insufficient support from the international community. He made the … Continue reading

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UNHCR seeks comments on two new guidelines

UNHCR is seeking comments on two new proposed guidelines, one on Article 1D and its application to Palestinian refugees, and the other on the definition of ‘habitual residence’. The deadline for submission is 9 January 2015. All stakeholders, including States, other UN and … Continue reading

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Policy shift within UNHCR: alternatives for encampment

news UNHCR has just released a new policy on alternatives to refugees camps. The policy paper indicates that refugee camps, while remaining an important feature of the humanitarian landscape, might also have a signigicant negative impact on the longer term for … Continue reading

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Symposium on the Protection of Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

event On Monday 20 October 2014, the University of Luxembourg will host a symposium, jointly organised with the UNHCR, on the protection of person fleeing situations of armed violence.  The event will consider the issue of assessing claims for international protection for persons … Continue reading

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UNHCR: Turkey receives as many Syrian refugees in three days as Europe did in three years

news article On Wednesday 26 September, UNHCR reported that Turkey received 138,000 refugees in three days, which is equivalent to the number of refugees received by Europe in the past three years. Spokesperson for the UNHCR, Melissa Fleming, revealed this … Continue reading

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RSDwatch states: ‘UNHCR is once again the world’s largest RSD adjudicator’

Michael Kagan has dissected and analysed the numbers on UNHCR refugee status determination and came up with not only interesting figures, but also a nice analogy with McDonalds… The number of  people applying for individual refugee status determination at UNHCR … Continue reading

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UNHCR announces 2014 Nansen Refugee Award winner

The 2014 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award is the Colombian women’s rights group, Red Mariposas de Alas Nuevas Construyendo Futuro – or Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future (Butterflies), whose members risk their lives to help survivors of forced displacement … Continue reading

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Where is everyone? Report by MSF

Last week, Médecins Sans Frontières published a critical report on the limitations and deficiencies of the international aid response to crises. Some good work is taking place, and lives are being saved, but much more can, and should be done, … Continue reading

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Report on our own event ‘Heading to Europe’

“People Will Come No Matter What” On 16 May 2014, the Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law of the European Society of International Law, in close cooperation with the Centre for Migration Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen and … Continue reading

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Conference: Global Forum on Statelessness

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Statelessness Programme of Tilburg University are convening the first ever global forum on statelessness. The conference will take place from 15 to 17 September 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands. … Continue reading

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