Beyond the nexus:UNHCR’s evolving perspective on refugee protection and international migration.

“Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, explained that while UNHCR has a precise mandate in relation to refugees, the complexity of today’s displacement goes well beyond the asylum-migration nexus. More and more people are forced to move because of extreme deprivation, environmental degradation and climate change, as well as conflict and persecution. Meeting the needs of people who have left their country to find food and sending them back to extreme deprivation if they are not refugees are some of the complex questions that arise. While the answers go beyond UNHCR’s mandate, it is UNHCR’s duty to alert states to these problems and help find answers to the new challenges they present.”

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