Friday, 14 January 2011

COE/UNHCR: Protecting Refugees information pack

The 'Protecting Refugees' information pack is a joint initiative by the Council of Europe (http://www.coe.int/) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, (http://www.unhcr.org/).


Both institutions are very much concerned by migration issues and work together to find solutions to the problems of forcibly displaced persons whose number amounted to more than 1.6 million in Europe at the end of 2009.

The information pack covers a range of important topics, such as asylum-seekers and detention, refugees and social and economic inclusion, refugees and violence, internal displacement, forced returns and stateless persons.

Feel free to download the publication available under http://book.coe.int/ftp/3582.pdf. Reproduction of the text free of charge in a newsletter, blog, website or any other media is allowed on the condition that you mention the following statement 'All rights reserved. © Council of Europe'.

To receive printed copies, please contact docrequest@coe.int.

Barbara Orkwiszewska
Public Relations & Branding
Directorate of Communication
Council of Europe
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 88 41 38 36
http://www.coe.int/