The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the lead UN agency on refugee issues–of most concern for the displaced Syrians. As the responsible agency, UNCHR is mandated with managing the entire refugee return process. SACD has a number of urgent concerns about the refugee and IDP returns response and the role of UNHCR within it.
We have urgent concerns about the way UNHCR is approaching refugee and IDP returns and draw on SACD’s own research to highlight the risks. Failure to act to change the course of work and information around Syria’s vast displacement crisis now, will have a devastating impact on the region and may have deadly consequences for individuals.