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International Resources by Theme: Migration and Refugees

International Resources by Subject

Key Organizations

International Organization on Migration (IOM)
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. 

UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
The UNHCR is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

  • Publications - UNHCR publishes a wide range of materials ranging from basic documents 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.
  • Statistics - This page provides data, trends, an interactive data visualization platform and statistical reports on the people of concern to UNHCR: refugees, asylum seekers, returned refugees, internally displaced and stateless people around the world.

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Subject guides related to "migration"

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Key Resources

  • UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database - UNHCR
    Provides data and trends on the "Population of concern to UNHCR": refugees, asylum-seekers, returned refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) protected/assisted by UNHCR, returned IDPs, stateless persons, and others of concern to UNHCR, in more than 150 countries.

  • Statistical Yearbook  - UNHCR
    UNHCR's comprehensive, annual statistical publication
  • REFWORLD - UNHCR 
    Contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully selected and compiled from UNHCR's global network of field offices, Governments, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and judicial bodies.

  • International Migration Outlook - OECD 
    OECD’s annual publication analysing recent developments in migration movements and policies in its countries. Each edition provides the latest statistical information on immigrant stocks and flows, immigrants in the labour market, and migration policies. Country Reports provide detailed policy information for each OECD country and special reports look at current issues in immigration.
    1992-present. Latest issue in Gov Info Reference 325.05 T794.

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