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.
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.
This content is now provided through a partnership with the Austrian Red Cross.
UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi says many Syrians have lived through experiences "almost beyond contemplation" but are determined to rebuild their lives.
Abdulhay, like the war in Syria, is eight years old. His family are among the millions of refugees wondering what their future holds.
After eight years of conflict, some Syrians are slowly returning to areas where they feel safe. For many, it is a harsh homecoming, and the start of a new set of challenges.
The four refugees - from Syria, Colombia, Venezuela and Senegal - took part in a public audience with the pontiff.
Syrian refugee Abdallah left school aged 12 to support his destitute family, and UNHCR warns that more refugees face ruin without urgent increase in funding.