Conventions and definitions

Conventions and definitions

The United Nations Convention Relating to the status of Refugees is the cornerstone in the body of laws that establish standards for refugee protection.

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28. aug. 14

One fifth of the world's displaced are Syrians

According to the UN, the number of registered Syrian refugees have now passed 3 million people, while 6.5 million are internally displaced in Syria. This means that...

21. aug. 14

13 new refugee camps to hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqis

In cooperation with the UNHCR the Danish Refugee Council signed an agreement with the authorities of the Kurdish region of Iraq to provide expert assistance in the...

19. aug. 14

World Humanitarian Day in the shadow of crises

The UN World Humanitarian Day is dedicated to the aid-workers stationed in conflict and disaster affected places around the globe. With a historic number of...