Advancing the collection and use of data to inspire solutions for forced displacement
The impact of Cyclone Mocha on Dar Paing village. © UNHCR/Reuben Lim Wende By Andrea Pellandra and Geraldine Henningsen Forced displacement is a pressing global challenge that has become increasingly complex in recent years. The number of forcibly displaced...
UNHCR Must Further Invest in Strengthening its Cooperation with the Development Partners – Independent Evaluation Report
@UNHCR February 16, 2022 - Over the past five years, UNHCR’s engagement in humanitarian-development cooperation has increased with a positive effect on refugees and host communities. To continue to build on the success, UNHCR needs to further adapt its work and...
By Andrea Pellandra and Sofia Sacks Ferrari, Global Data Service © UNHCR/Amos Halder: Bangladesh. Rohingya refugees receive health and nutrition support in the health centres in Bhasan Char island. The health, protection, and socio-economic crises caused by COVID-19...
By UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and UNHCR Kindergarten-age Aden was born on the move. She arrived in Medenine, Tunisia, in 2019 with her parents who fled Darfur in 2003. UNHCR is partnering with the Tunisian Refugee Council (CTR) and the Tunisian Association...
Big data can greatly improve early warning systems for humanitarian emergencies. But they must include potentially “invisible” populations, protect privacy rights, and be usable in cross-border settings.
Emerging Findings from the Joint Evaluation of the Protection of the Rights of Refugees During the Covid-19
Venezuelan refugees and migrants receive medical attention and COVID-19 tests before entering the Integrated Assistance Centre in Maicao, northern Colombia. © UNHCR The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the pre-existing protection risks for refugees and host...
Aki Sibindi, 24, with her son Milton, 3, holds her children's birth certificates at a ceremony on the outskirts of Nairobi to recognise families of Shona, a stateless community, as Kenyans. © UNHCR/Georgina Goodwin UNHCR’s mandate to address statelessness has evolved...
Taking stock: two years after the Global Compact’s call for more data and evidence on forced displacement
More than two years after the Global Compact’s call for more data and evidence on forced displacement, progress has been made. What are some of the trends in the emerging research?
Evidence shows that refugees will require continued and strengthened support during and after the pandemic to escape the “poverty trap” that can have a lasting impact across several generations.
On the 7th and 8th of June 2021, UNHCR together with CENTROESTAD-SICA convened a virtual workshop on ‘The Implementation of the International Recommendations on Forced Displacement Statistics of the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS)’ with the objective to raise awareness on the international recommendations and discuss their implementation in the region.
Investment in comparable socioeconomic data for forcibly displaced and hosts yields tangible outcomes in improving people’s lives
The expansion worldwide of the collection and use of socioeconomic data in forced displacement settings yields tangible benefits to communities in settings that UNHCR is assisting.
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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