08 December 2015

News: New UNHCR Statistical Yearbook

The UNHCR Statistical Yearbook 2014 has just been released. Here is a breakdown of the various chapters, taken from the Introduction:
"This Yearbook has six chapters. Chapter I provides the sources, methods, and other data considerations used throughout this publication. ...With an estimated 59.5 million persons considered forcibly displaced by the end of 2014, the highest level in the post-World War II era, Chapter II provides general displacement levels and trends for the year. It also includes reference to persons falling under UNHCR’s statelessness mandate. ...In Chapter III, UNHCR’s comprehensive solutions for refugees – that is, voluntary repatriation, resettlement, and local integration – are critically examined alongside new displacement trends. The chapter finds that, on the one hand, 2014 saw one of the lowest levels of returning refugees recorded in the past three decades, while on the other, the number of refugees resettled during the reporting period increased. ...Chapter IV focuses on the analysis of asylum and refugee status determination. With the number of individuals requesting international protection on an individual basis at a record high, this chapter reviews and analyses trends in asylum applications, decisions, and pending cases. ...Chapter V provides a detailed analysis of both the demographic breakdown and location information of refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR. ...Chapter VI concludes the Statistical Yearbook with critical analysis of the ethical challenges concerning the use of refugees’ personal data."

The publication is provided in separate chapter PDFs and as one complete zip file.

This is the 14th edition of the yearbook. All other editions can be accessed here.

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