Manuals, Toolkits and Guidance

Joint UNHCR-OCHA Note on Mixed Situations Coordination in Practice

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UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,UNOCHA, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

This Note provides guidance on how–in “mixed” settings where the populations of humanitarian concern include refugees, IDPs and other affected groups–the leadership and coordination mechanisms should function in practice. It sets out the respective accountabilities, roles and responsibilities of the Humanitarian Coordinator and UNHCR Representative in contributing to the IASC-agreed strategic outputs of coordination. Supporting this, the table provided also outlines the practical interaction of IASC coordination and UNHCR’s refugee coordination arrangements in two contexts: (1) where refugees are present in the country in a separate geographic area from IDPs and other affected populations, and (2) where refugees are present in the same geographic area as IDPs and other affected populations. 

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