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UNHCR Protection Training Manual for European Border and Entry Officials - 2. The Legal Framework. Annex 8 - Instructions for the Quiz 2011

UNHCR Protection Training Manual for European Border and Entry Officials - 4. Identifying Protection Needs in Group Arrivals. Annex 9 - The State of the World's Refugees 2006 2011

UNHCR Protection Training Manual for European Border and Entry Officials - 1. Europe: A Region of Migration and Protection. Annex 4 - EC Policy Plan on Asylum 2011

List of background documents 2011

UNHCR Protection Training Manual for European Border and Entry Officials - Conclusions 2011

UNHCR Protection Training Manual for European Border and Entry Officials - Introduction 2011

UNHCR Protection Training Manual for European Border and Entry Officials - Introduction: Annex 1 - UNHCR's 10-Point Plan of Action 2011

UNHCR Protection Training Manual for European Border and Entry Officials - Introduction: Annex 2 - Participation: Group Facilitation Methods that Work 2011

UNHCR Protection Training Manual for European Border and Entry Officials - Introduction: Annex 3 - OSCE: Participant Handouts on Practical Cases and Role Play 2011

UNHCR Protection Training Manual for European Border and Entry Officials - Introduction: Annex 3 - OSCE: Participant Notes on Practical Cases and Role Play 2011

 

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Reach Out Training Materials

A series of training modules in refugee protection. Visit UNHCR's Arabic, French and Spanish language websites for information on the Reach Out refugee protection training project and training materials in Arabic, French and Spanish. Download the entire set of Reach Out Training Materials in zip (7.8Mb) format.

Health Information System Training Manual

The core reference document for a five-day training of trainers workshop.

Health Information System Training Materials

UN and NGO staff get thorough training on how to implement and monitor the HIS in the field.

UNHCR e-Centre

UNHCR Regional Centre for Emergency Training in International Humanitarian Response. (external link)

Action for the Rights of Children (ARC): Critical Issues - Child Soldiers

Briefing notes for facilitators, training materials, resources.

Related Internet Links on Avian and Human Influenza Issues

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Afghan Street Children Turn from Beggars to Beauticians

A UNHCR-funded project in Kabul, Afghanistan, is helping to keep returnee children off the streets by teaching them to read and write, give them room to play and offer vocational training in useful skills such as tailoring, flower making, and hairstyling.

Every day, Afghan children ply the streets of Kabul selling anything from newspapers to chewing gum, phone cards and plastic bags. Some station themselves at busy junctions and weave through traffic waving a can of smoking coal to ward off the evil eye. Others simply beg from passing strangers.

There are an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 street children in the Afghan capital alone. Among them are those who could not afford an education as refugees in Iran or Pakistan, and are unable to go to school as returnees in Afghanistan because they have to work from dawn to dusk to support their families. For the past seven years, a UNHCR-funded project has been working to bring change.

Posted on 12 November 2008

Afghan Street Children Turn from Beggars to Beauticians

The Reality of Return in Afghanistan

Beyond the smiles of homecoming lie the harsh realities of return. With more than 5 million Afghans returning home since 2002, Afghanistan's absorption capacity is reaching saturation point.

Landmine awareness training at UNHCR's encashment centres – their first stop after returning from decades in exile – is a sombre reminder of the immense challenges facing this war-torn country. Many returnees and internally displaced Afghans are struggling to rebuild their lives. Some are squatting in tents in the capital, Kabul. Basic needs like shelter, land and safe drinking water are seldom met. Jobs are scarce, and long queues of men looking for work are a common sight in marketplaces.

Despite the obstacles, their spirit is strong. Returning Afghans – young and old, women and men – seem determined to do their bit for nation building, one brick at a time.

Posted on 31 January 2008

The Reality of Return in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Rebuilding a War-Torn Country

The cycle of life has started again in Afghanistan as returnees put their shoulders to the wheel to rebuild their war-torn country.

Return is only the first step on Afghanistan's long road to recovery. UNHCR is helping returnees settle back home with repatriation packages, shelter kits, mine-awareness training and vaccination against diseases. Slowly but surely, Afghans across the land are reuniting with loved ones, reconstructing homes, going back to school and resuming work. A new phase in their lives has begun.

Watch the process of return, reintegration, rehabilitation and reconstruction unfold in Afghanistan through this gallery.

Afghanistan: Rebuilding a War-Torn Country

Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New OpportunitiesPlay video

Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities

UNHCR and partners are training scores of Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing – helping to sustain centuries-old techniques and provide livelihoods for refugees and host communities.
Puntland: One Step AheadPlay video

Puntland: One Step Ahead

A skills-training project gives young displaced Somalis hope - and a chance to find meaningful work.
Mauritania: Looking After Your OwnPlay video

Mauritania: Looking After Your Own

UNHCR and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) are training refugees in Mauritania to become health care assistants in the camps where they have fled to.