Advancing the collection and use of data to inspire solutions for forced displacement
By Rebecca Telford, Ed.D, Global Chief of Education, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Deng Akuel Kuir, a 28 year old South Sudanese refugee teacher at Bahr El Naam Girls school in Kakuma in school with his students. He teaches class 7 and 8. He was born and raised in Kakuma...
With all eyes on Ukraine, research offers insights from the world’s other 86 million forcibly displaced
The second Research Conference on Forced Displacement examined the latest evidence on issues including internal displacement and returnees.
Las personas desplazadas en México se enfrentan a una mayor inseguridad debido a la COVID-19, siendo la población hondureña y salvadoreña la que corre mayor riesgo
Por Giovanni Lepri, Representante de ACNUR en México, Theresa Beltramo, Economista Sénior, ACNUR, y Craig Loschmann, Economista, ACNUR Américas Un niño refugiado hondureño, de once años de edad, sigue una lección escolar con su teléfono celular en su casa en el norte...
Displaced persons in Mexico face heightened insecurity due to COVID-19, with Hondurans and Salvadorans most at risk
The survey shows that displaced Honduran and Salvadoran households are notably worse off in nearly all measures compared to the Venezuelan population and host community, a fact that must be taken into consideration when designing public policies and programmes for these populations.
Rising role of impact evaluations in evidence-based programming for forcibly displaced persons and host communities
A growing body of impact studies are providing rich insights on the effectiveness of interventions in forced displacement settings and ways to undertake rigorous evaluations in these settings.
Nuevos datos de alta frecuencia evidencian el gran impacto de la COVID-19 en los medios de vida y la inseguridad alimentaria en Costa Rica
Los resultados de la encuesta confirman los diagnósticos operacionales y proporcionan evidencia crítica sobre las áreas en las que se debe incrementar el enfoque programático: medios de vida, eliminación de la inseguridad alimentaria y fortalecimiento del acceso a los servicios esenciales.
New high-frequency data highlights COVID-19’s major impact on livelihoods and food insecurity in Costa Rica
High-frequency surveys back up UNHCR’s operational assessment that displaced persons need more support to overcome socioeconomic obstacles while seeking refuge in Costa Rica.
Compelling evidence that the graduation approach promotes economic and social integration in displacement settings: the case of Mozambique
Formative evidence from the Maratane Camp is particularly impactful during this economically volatile time as the global community searches for programmes that help build resilience among vulnerable poor households.
Governments, humanitarian actors, local authorities, and development actors must continue to prioritize gender inequality in the myriad displacement and fragile settings to ensure equitable and effective protection responses and inclusive policies.
Due to their underlying vulnerabilities, refugees in Kenya are disproportionately more affected by the crisis. They experience higher anxiety related to the risk of COVID-19 infection compared nationals, higher food insecurity, and their employment recovery lag that of the national population.
The DIMA Statistics team within the Regional Bureau of UNHCR in the Americas applies multiple strategies to improve the data quality of the 2021 Annual Statistical Report submission in line with the United Nations Statistics Quality Assurance Framework and UNHCR’s draft Statistical Quality Assurance Framework, which will be published later in 2022. In this post, we will present and explain these strategies.
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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