Publications

Recent Releases

Consequences of Underfunding in 2021
16 September 2021
Regional Refugee Preparedness and Response Plan for the Afghanistan Situation
10 September 2021
UNHCR Afghanistan situation: supplementary appeal
19 August 2021
Update: UNHCR Ethiopia Emergency Situation Regional Appeal
10 August 2021
Report on Use of Flexible Funding in 2020
5 July 2021
Global Report 2020
15 June 2021
2021 Ethiopia Country Refugee Response Plan
31 May 2021
2021 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis
18 May 2021
Urgent needs in Mozambique | Cabo Delgado situation
7 May 2021
2021 Rwanda Country Refugee Response Plan
19 April 2021
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The Global Appeal 2021 provides updated information for governments, private donors, partners and other readers interested in UNHCR’s priorities and budgeted activities for 2021 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of people of concern—refugees, returnees, internally displaced people, stateless persons, and others of concern. It highlights the challenges faced by UNHCR and its partners, in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs.

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English|French

The Global Appeal 2021 Update is available in full version or as individual chapters below.

Overview of 2021 Foreword by the High Commissioner The Special Envoy UNHCR in 2021

Populations of Concern

UNHCR's 2021 financial requirements

Global initiatives in 2021

East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes

Southern Africa

West and Central Africa

The Americas

Asia and the Pacific

Europe

Middle East and North Africa

Safeguarding Fundamental Rights

Responding with Lifesaving Support

Building Better Futures

Annexes ExCom members and parties to conventionsAcronymsCredits

Previous appeals

Global Appeal 2020-2021
Global Appeal 2019 Update
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 presents the work carried out by UNHCR in 2020 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of people of concern—refugees, returnees, internally displaced people, stateless persons, and others of concern. It highlights the year’s achievements, as well as challenges faced by the organization and its partners, in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs.

The Report is UNHCR's main annual publication designed to meet the reporting requirements of our supporters and partners.

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View how the Global Report works together with the 2020 Global Trends report.

UNHCR Flagship Reports

 

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The Global Report 2020 is available in English, in French or as individual chapters below.

Overview Foreword by the High CommissionerThe Special EnvoyUNHCR in 2020Global Strategic Priorities

Populations of concern to UNHCR

Funding UNHCR's Programmes

Transformative Initiatives

East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes

Southern Africa

West and Central Africa

The Americas

Asia and the Pacific

Europe

Middle East and North Africa

Safeguarding Fundamental Rights

Responding with Lifesaving Support

Building Better Futures Global Communications

Annexes ExCom members and parties to conventionsAcronymsCredits

Previous reports

Global Report 2019
Global Report 2018
Global Report 2017
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.
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