Publications are an important way for UNHCR to spread awareness about refugees and other people of concern and to report on the agency's operations on a global and local level. We publish a wide range of materials for diverse audiences, ranging from basic documents such as the 1951 Refugee Convention to refugee and international law reports and research and evaluation papers. The agency's worldwide operations are covered in the two flagship annual publications - The Global Appeal and Global Report. Copies of these reports can be found on the UNHCR Global website here.

You can find out more about the work being done by UNHCR in Ireland by clicking here for the 2012 UNHCR Ireland Snapshot.

Beyond Proof-Credibility Assessment Report 2013

The UNHCR report “Beyond Proof” provides unique insights into state practices based on research in three EU Member States, existing guidance from other states, training material including the European Asylum Curriculum (EAC), over 200 rulings by international, regional and national courts, and over 70 references to academic publications on the recent developments in international refugee law and disciplinary fields beyond relevant to the credibility assessment in the asylum procedure. Download a full report here (pdf) OR review a summary report here (pdf).

Global Trends 2012

The Global Trends Report 2012, will be released on June 19, 2013. This report examines refugee and asylum trends and numbers over the previous year and throughout the world. From a global perspective it qualifies the figures of the different, and many, humanitarian crises that have landed on the news desk over the year. It is the expert source of people movement, internally and externally, caused by conflict and persecution. You can review the 2011 Global Trends Report here

Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries 2011

Statistical overview of asylum applications lodged in Europe and selected non-European countries, 27 March 2012.

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Frequently Requested Statistics

A collection of some of the most frequently requested statistics from the UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database.

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Interactive RefScout

Visualize the population statistics in the form of interactive maps, graphs and tables by regions and countries.

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2009 Global Trends

Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons, 15 June 2010. Annexes (Excel tables) available for downloading here (zipped format, 639Mb) >>