Advancing the collection and use of data to inspire solutions for forced displacement
Supporting the economic resilience of refugees is a central piece of the global effort to meet the SDGs.
Refugee children are disproportionately poorer (and thus more vulnerable) than other household members and as a result require a larger share of social assistance to meet their basic needs
There is scope for improving the targeting of refugee child poverty, with potentially substantial gains in children’s wellbeing, if data exercises are designed to allow for intra-household poverty calculations.
Refugees’ financial needs evolve over time. Access to affordable and useful financial services ena-bles their socioeconomic inclusion and helps them better plan for their future.
More countries are including refugees in national health systems, and development partnerships are key to the process
To include refugees sustainably and effectively, there must be a well-supported health system capable of meeting the needs of refugees and host communities.
Building shock responsive assistance for refugees in Rwanda: a tale of inflation and chronic vulnerabilities
A shock-responsive assistance distribution system that allows for adjustments of assistance could be more effective in helping refugee communities cope with changes in the wider economy.
Rwanda lacks recent data on employment, skills, consumption – the cornerstones of good socio-economic programming
Reliable data is essential when planning appropriate solutions for refugees and surrounding communities. Data gaps are potential obstacles when advocating for the involvement of development partners to invest in effective programmes.
On World Cities Day, UNHCR celebrates the mayors and local authorities who show solidarity with their refugee, internally displaced and stateless residents.
Social protection and humanitarian systems must work together to boost resilience and meet the needs of the forcibly displaced
While in the past emphasis lay on camps serviced by humanitarian actors, we now know that inclusion of refugees, IDPs, and stateless people in the hosting context is not only a good option, but a necessity to achieve better protection outcomes and to lay the ground for solutions.
Sondous, 8, a Syrian refugee who has lived in Zaatari camp, Jordan, her whole life. The COVID-19 Global Education Recovery tracker (GERT) is a joint effort between the World Bank, UNICEF, and UNHCR to track the operational status of schools over the last two years....
A UNHCR study in Uganda proposes stronger action linking youth to the labour market, among other policy steps to improve outcomes for refugees and Ugandan host communities.
Notable chart: Even with humanitarian assistance, Rohingya refugees face shortages in food and essentials
More than half of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar face shortages in food and essentials even after receiving humanitarian assistance.
About the blog
The UNHCR Data Blog brings attention to data and research on protecting the rights and wellbeing of people forced to flee. It is also a forum to discuss research innovations in data-scarce forced displacement settings.
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