This section is directly referenced from the UNHCR publication Protecting Refugees: A Field Guide for NGOs, #GV.E.99.0.22, 2nd edition Dec 2001; excerpted with permission from the UNHCR.
Overview - Protecting Refugees - Special Protection Issues
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Persons who are formally permitted, under national law, to reside in a country on humanitarian grounds. These may include persons who do not qualify for refugee status.