Group-Based Protection Responses
Approaches whereby the protection and assistance needs of refugees are addressed without previously determining their status on an individual basis. Appropriate where asylum-seekers arrive en masse and individualized procedures are neither feasible nor necessary (the cause of flight often being self-evident). The two main approaches are recognition of refugee status on a prima facie basis and the provision of temporary protection.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR Master Glossary of Terms, June 2006, Rev.1, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/42ce7d444.html