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UNHCR guidelines

Document-ID : GH-UNHCR-2011-07
Last modified : 31.01.2011
Documentdate : 01.07.1997

UNHCR Resettlement handbook

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook

UNHCRs Resettlement Handbook provides information on and principles for the selection and transfer of refugees from a State in which they have sought protection to a third State which has agreed to admit them – as refugees – with permanent residence status. Resettlement serves three equally important functions. First, it is a tool to provide international protection and meet the specific needs of individual refugees whose life, liberty, safety, health or other fundamental rights are at risk in the country where they have sought refuge. Second, it is a durable solution for larger numbers or groups of refugees, alongside the other durable solutions of voluntary repatriation and local integration. Third, it can be a tangible expression of international solidarity and a responsibility sharing mechanism, allowing States to help share responsibility for refugee protection, and reduce problems impacting the country of asylum. The number of States with ongoing resettlement programmes has risen to 25.

Latest changes
  • Changed: GH-UNHCR-2011-07 UNHCR Resettlement handbook (4/4/2013)

    UNHCR Resettlement Handbook is now available in an updated version.The handbook was updated in July 2011.

Norwegian Directorate
of Immigration
Utlendingsdirektoratet
P.O. box 2098 Vika
NO-0125 Oslo
Norway

Editor in Chief: Stephan Mo