Humanitarian Affairs

displacements Displacement: The New 21st Century Challenge; UNHCR Global Trends 2012

UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report shows that as of the end of 2012, more than 45.2 million people were in situations of displacement compared to 42.5 million at the end of 2011. This includes 15.4 million refugees, 937,000 asylum seekers, and 28.8 million people forced to flee within the borders of their own countries.

 UNOG Library Research Guide: Refugees and Asylum Seekers

To mark World Refugee Day, 20 June, the UNOG Library has issued a new research guide, drawing your attention to the suffering of so many who are forced to flee their homes. The research guide helps you to find UN documents, statistics, maps, and other sources of information on refugees and the work of the UN in protecting this vulnerable population.