Guidelines on Temporary Protection or Stay Arrangements

UNHCR

The purpose of these Guidelines is to guide and assist Governments in the development of Temporary Protection or Stay Arrangements (TPSAs) as responses to humanitarian crises and complex or mixed population movements, particularly in situations where existing responses are not suited or adequate. The TPSAs described in this document would ideally be developed on a multilateral/regional basis, while requiring implementation at the individual State level. The benefits of moving away from unilateral, ad hoc responses to those that are multilateral, as well as more predictable and harmonized yet flexible, are well acknowledged. This document sets out the elements of possible TPSAs, preferably as a standing arrangement that can be activated in response to particular situations or events when they arise.