Global Compact for Refugees - UNHCR

Countries

Zambia
Context Zambia’s history in providing international protection and assistance to refugees dates back to the 1940s when the first wave of refugees arrived from Poland. Since then, the country has hosted refugees from Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique, Namibia Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Zambia…
Uganda
Context For over five decades, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution from many countries. It currently hosts over 1.4 million refugees, the majority of whom are from South Sudan (73%), the Democratic Republic of Congo (19%), Burundi (3%), Somalia (2.5%) and others (2.5%) [1]. When renewed…
Somali Situation
Context ­­­­Somalia continues taking significant steps towards stabilization. A Federal President was elected in February 2017 as well as a new Parliament of which a quarter of its Members of Parliament are women. The vibrant young population, accounting for more than 70%, is key to Somalia’s future once tangible peace…
Ethiopia
Context Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, with 905,831 refugees, the majority of whom come from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan [1]. Most refugees in Ethiopia reside in Gambella which is part of the four “Emerging Regions” [2] that are the country’s least developed regions,…
Djibouti
Context Djibouti has a tradition of hosting refugees spanning over four decades; throughout this time it has maintained an open-door policy for refugees. With a population of around 956,985 - 23% of whom live in extreme poverty [1], Djibouti currently hosts over 29,934 [2] refugees, most of whom come from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea,…
Central America and Mexico
The Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS) Building on existing regional cooperation and responsibility-sharing, including the Brazil Plan of Action and the San Jose Action Statement, 6 States – Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama – adopted the San Pedro Sula Declaration on October 26, 2017, agreeing to work together in the ongoing development…