Appendices & Glossary

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.

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Persons who were not refugees when they left their countries of origin, but who become refugees at a later date, owing to intervening events. Refugees sur place may owe their fear of persecution to a change in the country of origin, such as through a coup d 'état, or to bona fide political activities undertaken in the country of refuge.