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    UNHCR RBWCA - Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa - 17 September 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA - Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa - 17 September 2020
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa - Education Newsletter #20 - July-August 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA Education Monthly Newsletter
    Published: 4 September 2020 (21 days ago)
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    UNHCR RBWCA - Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa - 05 August 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA - Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa - 05 August 2020
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    UNHCR RBWCA - West & Central Africa Regional Update - July 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA - West & Central Africa Regional Update - July 2020
    Published: 31 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa 22 July 2020

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    The West and Central Africa region has seen a 41% percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past three weeks with a total of 141,891 contamination as of 20 July compared to 100,549 on 29 Jun...
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    West & Central Africa Regional Update May-June 2020

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    In West and Central Africa, the COVID-19 has put already fragile national health systems and economies under increased pressure, adding to pre-exiting challenges linked to conflict and political tensi...
    Published: 13 July 2020 (2 months ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa - Education Newsletter #19 - June 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA Education Monthly Newsletter
    Published: 10 July 2020 (2 months ago)
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    Bureau Régional du HCR pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre - Newsletter Education #19 - Juin 2020

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    HCR RBWCA Newsletter Education Mensuelle
    Published: 10 July 2020 (2 months ago)
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    MMC WEST AFRICA - 4Mi Snapshot - October 2018

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    Aspirations of refugees and migrants from West Africa.
    Published: 30 October 2018 (1 year ago)
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    Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel

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    Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel
    Published: 16 September 2016 (4 years ago)
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    UNHCR RBWCA - Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa - 17 September 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA - Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa - 17 September 2020
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    UNHCR RBWCA - Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa - 05 August 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA - Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa - 05 August 2020
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    Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa 22 July 2020

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    The West and Central Africa region has seen a 41% percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past three weeks with a total of 141,891 contamination as of 20 July compared to 100,549 on 29 Jun...
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    Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa 01 July 2020

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    The West and Central Africa region has seen a 40% percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks with a total of 100,549 contamination as of 29 June compared to 71,791 on 15 June 2...
    Published: 1 July 2020 (2 months ago)
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    Impact of COVID-19 on the protection of displaced and stateless populations in West & Central Africa June 2020

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    The COVID-19 pandemic represents an extraordinary and unprecedented emergency for States in West and Central Africa. In response, Governments are taking necessary and legitimate measures to prevent th...
    Published: 30 June 2020 (2 months ago)
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    Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa 17 June 2020

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    The West and Central Africa region has seen a 22% percent increase in confirmed COVID- 19 cases in the past week with a total of 73,664 contamination as of 16 June compared to 60,678 on 09 June 2020. ...
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    Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa 03 June 2020

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    The West and Central Africa region has seen a 26% percent increase in new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last week going from 39,585 contaminations on 26 May to a total of 49,937 on 03 June 2020. Des...
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    Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa 27 May 2020

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    The West and Central Africa region has seen a 22% percent increase in new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last week going from 32,401 contaminations on 19 May to a total of 39,585 on 26 May 2020. Whil...
    Published: 27 May 2020 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 22 October 2019

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    Funding
    Published: 22 October 2019 (11 months ago)
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    UNCHR West Africa Funding Update 14 October 2019

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    Funding
    Published: 14 October 2019 (11 months ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 02 October 2019

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    Funding
    Published: 2 October 2019 (11 months ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 18 September 2019

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    Funding
    Published: 18 September 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 10 September 2019

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    Funding
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 03 September 2019

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    Funding
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 15 August 2019

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    Funding
    Published: 15 August 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 06 August 2019

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    Funding
    Published: 6 August 2019 (1 year ago)
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    New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

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    On 19 September 2016,the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives have adopted the following political declaration to address the question of large movements of refugees and migrants.
    Published: 19 September 2016 (4 years ago)
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    Joint IOM-UNHCR

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    Refugees and migrants are entitled to the same universal human rights and fundamental freedoms, which must be respected, protected and fulfilled at all times. However, migrants and refugees are distin...
    Published: 25 January 2019 (1 year ago)
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    United Nations Secretary-General Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on the United Nations and Statelessness

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    The present Note provides guidance to the UN system on addressing statelessness by outlining guiding principles and policy framework for action.
    Published: 30 November 2018 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Map - 12 September

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    Principal refugees, IDPs and Stateless Persons in West & Central Africa
    Published: 13 September 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Reference Map

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    Map
    Published: 29 November 2018 (1 year ago)
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    Africa - UNHCR Presence

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    UNHCR Presence map
    Published: 3 May 2016 (4 years ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest La CEDEAO, le HCR, et la Côte d'Ivoire célèbrent les deux ans du Plan d'Action de Banjul contre l'apatridie en Afriqu...

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    Communique de Presse - Réunion Régionale Stratégique sur l'Apatridie
    Published: 7 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Eradicating statelessness in West Africa: ECOWAS, UNHCR and Côte d'Ivoire celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Banjul Plan...

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    Press Release - Statelessness Regional Strategic Meeting
    Published: 7 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest 4 Années écoulées, plus que 6 années - Mettre fin à l'apatridie en Afrique de l'Ouest d'ici 2024 est un objectif réal...

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    Communiqué de presse Anniversaire Déclaration d'Abidjan 25 février 2019
    Published: 27 February 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa 4 Years gone, 6 to go - Eradicating statelessness in West Africa by 2024 is no distant dream

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    Press Release Anniversary Abidjan Declaration 25 February 2019
    Published: 27 February 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Bureau Régional Afrique de l'Ouest & du Centre - Newsletter Education #14

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    Newsletter Education #14
    Published: 31 January 2020 (7 months ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa - Education Newsletter #14

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    Education Newsletter #14
    Published: 31 January 2020 (7 months ago)
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    UNHCR: Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa Education Newsletter #13

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    newsletter
    Published: 13 December 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR Bureau Régional Afrique de l'Ouest & du Centre Newsletter Education #13

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    newsletter
    Published: 13 December 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR: Stepping Up

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    Refugee education in crisis
    Published: 31 August 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR's Global Report 2018

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    In 2018, UNHCR worked closely with other stakeholders, such as the AU-EU-UN Joint Taskforce on migration, to ensure protection for refugees moving in mixed flows from Africa along “the northern route”...
    Published: 24 June 2019 (1 year ago)
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    AU: Roundtable on Addressing Root Causes and Achieving Durable Solutions in Africa

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    Summary conclusions
    Published: 3 April 2019 (1 year ago)
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    RMMS West Africa: Mixed Migration in West Africa Data, Routes and Vulnerabilities of People on the move

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    Report
    Published: 18 September 2017 (3 years ago)
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    Rapport du Secrétaire général sur les activités du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel

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    Rapport
    Published: 19 December 2016 (3 years ago)
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    Impact Evaluations on the Contribution of Food Assistance to Durable Solutions in Protracted Refugee Situations

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    Synthesis Report of the Joint WFP and UNHCR Impact Evaluations
    Published: 18 January 2013 (7 years ago)
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    UN Policy Brief: COVID-19 and People on the Move

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    COVID-19 leaves few lives and places untouched. But its impact is harshest for those groups who were already in vulnerable situations before the crisis. This is particularly true for many people on th...
    Published: 3 June 2020 (3 months ago)
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    Orientations Stratégiques du HCR 2017–2021

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    Stratégiques
    Published: 16 January 2017 (3 years ago)
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    UNOWAS E-MAGAZINE ISSUE 2 : “NOT TO TAKE OUR EYES OFF THE BALL” (DEC 2016)

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    E-magazine
    Published: 30 December 2016 (3 years ago)
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    UNHCR West & Central Africa - Monthly Operational Update | January 2020

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    UNHCR West & Central Africa - Monthly Operational Update | January 2020
    Published: 16 March 2020 (6 months ago)
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    UNHCR West & Central Africa Regional Update | November - December 2019

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    UNHCR West & Central Africa Regional Update | November - December 2019
    Published: 15 January 2020 (8 months ago)
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    Crise au Sahel: réponse d’urgence et de protection du HCR

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    La région du Sahel central (Burkina Faso, Mali et Niger) fait face à une grave crise humanitaire et de protection, contraignant des millions de personnes à fuir leurs foyers. Les attaques indiscriminé...
    Published: 1 February 2020 (7 months ago)
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    Crisis in the Sahel: UNHCR emergency and protection response

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    The Central Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger) is facing a severe humanitarian and protection crisis, pushing millions of people to flee their homes. Indiscriminate attacks by armed groups ag...
    Published: 1 February 2020 (7 months ago)
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    UNHCR: Refugee Education 2030

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    A strategy for refugee inclusion
    Published: 9 September 2019 (1 year ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Agenda Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie : L’Afrique de l’Ouest en marche vers le Segment de haut niveau ...

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    Agenda Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie
    Published: 10 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Agenda Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness: West Africa on the journey towards the High-Level Segment to be held o...

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    Agenda Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness
    Published: 10 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Note Conceptuelle Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie : L’Afrique de l’Ouest en marche vers le Segment de h...

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    Note Conceptuelle Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie
    Published: 10 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Concept Note Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness: West Africa on the journey towards the High-Level Segment to be ...

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    Concept Note Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness
    Published: 10 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

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    On 19 September 2016,the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives have adopted the following political declaration to address the question of large movements of refugees and migrants.
    Published: 19 September 2016 (4 years ago)
    Uploaded: 13 March 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa - Education Newsletter #20 - July-August 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA Education Monthly Newsletter
    Published: 4 September 2020 (21 days ago)
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    UNHCR RBWCA - West & Central Africa Regional Update - July 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA - West & Central Africa Regional Update - July 2020
    Published: 31 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    West & Central Africa Regional Update May-June 2020

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    In West and Central Africa, the COVID-19 has put already fragile national health systems and economies under increased pressure, adding to pre-exiting challenges linked to conflict and political tensi...
    Published: 13 July 2020 (2 months ago)
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    UNHCR West & Central Africa - Monthly Operational Update | January 2020

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    UNHCR West & Central Africa - Monthly Operational Update | January 2020
    Published: 16 March 2020 (6 months ago)
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    UNHCR West & Central Africa Regional Update | November - December 2019

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    UNHCR West & Central Africa Regional Update | November - December 2019
    Published: 15 January 2020 (8 months ago)
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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Update - 28 October

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    Regional update
    Published: 28 October 2019 (10 months ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West & Central Africa: Education News #12

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    RBWCA Education News #12 - French
    Published: 3 October 2019 (11 months ago)
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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Update - 12 September

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    Update on regional situations
    Published: 13 September 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa - Education Newsletter #19 - June 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA Education Monthly Newsletter
    Published: 10 July 2020 (2 months ago)
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    Bureau Régional du HCR pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre - Newsletter Education #19 - Juin 2020

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    HCR RBWCA Newsletter Education Mensuelle
    Published: 10 July 2020 (2 months ago)
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    Bureau Régional du HCR pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre - Newsletter Education #18 - Mai 2020

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    HCR RBWCA Newsletter Education Mensuelle
    Published: 8 June 2020 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa - Education Newsletter #18 - May 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA Education Monthly Newsletter
    Published: 8 June 2020 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa - Education Newsletter #17 - April 2020

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    UNHCR RBWCA Education Monthly Newsletter
    Published: 12 May 2020 (4 months ago)
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    Bureau Régional du HCR pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre - Newsletter Education #16 - Mars 2020

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    HCR RBWCA Newsletter Education Mensuelle
    Published: 3 April 2020 (5 months ago)
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    Bureau Régional du HCR pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre - Newsletter Education # 15 - Février 2020

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    RBWCA Newsletter Education Mensuelle
    Published: 2 March 2020 (6 months ago)
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    UNHCR: Refugee Student Voice - DAFI annual report 2018

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    UNHCR - DAFI
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  • Refugees in Benin

    The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations

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    Country of origin Source Data date Population
    Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2020
      76.2%
    996
    Côte d'Ivoire UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2020
      12.8%
    167
    Others UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2020
      11.0%
    144


       Situations related to this country
    • Benin - Stateless in West and Central Africa

      According to UNHCR estimates, statelessness affects millions of people worldwide, at least 700,000 of which are in West and Central Africa. There are many factors contributing to the risk of statelessness in the region, which suggest that the population at risk is very large.

    • Benin - Asylum and Migration in West and Central Africa

      Mixed movements refer to complex population flows: people using the same routes and modes of transportation to travel, but moving for different reasons, and with different needs. In these flows, refugees move alongside people fleeing financial hardship. West and Central Africa is a place of complex mixed movements, inside the region or from the region to other parts of the world, such as Europe through the Central Mediterranean route.

    • Benin - Voluntary Return of Ivorian Refugees

      Today, there are 22,000 Ivorian refugees hosted in West Africa. Since 2011, UNHCR has facilitated the voluntary return in safety and dignity of over 70,000 Ivorian refugees and and continues to do so.

    • Benin - Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa


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      Highlights
    Les autorités ivoiriennes ont plaidé pour l’invocation de la clause de cessation de statut de réfugié ivoirien, lors de la 70e session du Comité exécutif de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) qui se déroule actuellement à Genève. https://news.un.org/fr/story/2019/10/1053512
    08 Oct 2019