Publications

Recent Releases

Global Appeal 2019 Update
21 November 2018
The Solutions Capital Initiative
14 November 2018
UNHCR Brochure on Underfunded Situations in 2018
4 October 2018
UNHCR Investing in Integrity
25 September 2018
Revised South Sudan 2018 Regional Refugee Response Plan
24 September 2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo Revised 2018 Regional Refugee Response Plan
18 July 2018
Rapport Global 2017
6 July 2018
UNHCR/UNCDF - Financial inclusion of forcibly displaced persons and host communities
29 June 2018
Use of Unearmarked Funding in 2017
25 June 2018
Global Report 2017
4 June 2018

The 2019 Global Appeal provides information for governments, private donors, partners and, especially, UNHCR staff themselves about the Office’s priorities and budgeted activities for the coming year. It presents the objectives and financial resources that will be required for UNHCR’s programmes to bring about protection and lifesaving assistance, safeguard fundamental human rights and seek durable solutions to the plights of tens of millions of refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, stateless persons, and other people of concern

For displaced populations worldwide, opportunities for return in safety and dignity have not kept pace with the rate of new displacements. Every continent has been affected, although the impact is overwhelmingly concentrated in developing regions. The Appeal highlights the many challenges that UNHCR and partners face in responding to such increasingly complex situations and the staggering humanitarian needs arising.

The Global Appeal 2019 Update is available in full version or as individual chapters below.

Mission

Overview of 2019Foreword by the High CommissionerThe Special EnvoyGlobal Strategic Priorities

Strengthening the collective response

UNHCR's 2019 Financial Requirements

Populations of Concern

Africa

The Americas

Asia and the Pacific

Europe

Middle East and North Africa

Operational Support and Management

Safeguarding Fundamental Rights

Responding with Lifesaving Support

Building Better Futures

Annexes ExCom members and parties to conventionsAcronymsCredits

Previous appeals

Global Appeal 2018-2019
Global Appeal 2017 Update
Global Appeal 2016-2017
Global Appeal 2015 Update
Global Appeal 2014-2015
Global Appeal 2013 Update
Global Appeal 2012-2013
Global Appeal 2011 Update
Global Appeal 2010-2011

The Global Report reflects major achievements and challenges we, and our partners, faced throughout 2017 in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and the ever-growing needs of some 71.4 million people of concern to UNHCR—refugees, returnees, stateless persons, and internally displaced people.

This Report presents the Office’s work at global and regional levels, underlining, among others, key progress with regards to the rolling-out of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, new approaches to partnerships, financing mechanisms and how we pursued advocacy efforts to protect and improve the lives of the people we serve.

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The Global Report 2017 is available in full version or as individual chapters below.

Showcasing key elements presented in the Global Report, the multimedia story Responding in a world in turmoil combines text, pictures, maps, stories, video and graphics to show some of the wealth of information presented in the Report in new and engaging ways. This included how UNHCR in 2017 protected people who were forced to flee war, violence and persecution, responded to their needs, identified solutions, developed innovative ways to deliver its mandate, along with references to the funding situation and to some of the challenges the Office faced.



UNHCR in 2017

Overview Foreword by the High CommissionerThe Special EnvoyGlobal Strategic Priorities

Populations of concern to UNHCR

Expanding partnerships

Funding UNHCR's Programmes

Africa

The Americas

Asia and the Pacific

Europe

Middle East and North Africa

Operational Support and Management

Safeguarding Fundamental Rights

Responding with Lifesaving Support

Building Better Futures

Annexes ExCom members and parties to conventionsGlossaryAcronyms

Previous reports

Global Report 2016
Global Report 2015
Global Report 2014
Global Report 2013
Global Report 2012
Global Report 2011
Global Report 2010
Supplementary Appeals
A Supplementary Appeal is UNHCR’s primary fundraising tools in new emergencies or situations not covered by the ExCom-approved annual budget as reflected in the Global Appeal. When new or unforeseen requirements exceed $10 million, a supplementary budget is created following approval. The Supplementary Appeal is the corresponding appeal document which enables UNHCR to present the situation and its response plan, and to raise funds for the supplementary budget.
Refugee Response Plans
Refugee Response Plans (RRPs) are comprehensive inter-agency plans designed to respond to refugee emergencies. They are a key feature of the Refugee Coordination Model, as the vehicle through which leadership and coordination of a refugee response may be exercised. An RRP articulates the protection and solution priorities; describes the needs of refugees, host communities, and other people of concern; identifies relevant responsible actors; and defines the financial requirements of all the humanitarian actors. It builds on national preparedness measures and existing contingency plans.
Other appeals or similar documents
In addition to Supplementary Appeals and Refugee Response Plans, UNHCR issues appeals or similar documents for other situations. These may include, for example, a focus on the needs for children’s education; to highlight UNHCR’s activities regarding multi-year solutions; or to spotlight the objectives surrounding UNHCR’s plans to reduce statelessness.