Algeria

 

Operation: Opération: Algeria

Location

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Key Figures

2020 planning figures
100%  of primary school-aged Sahrawi refugee children will be enrolled in primary education
1,005 shelter maintenance tool kits and materials will be provided to Sahrawi refugees
250 refugees and asylum seekers living in urban areas and with psycho-social needs will receive psychosocial support 
20 litres of potable water will be available on average per person, per day
15 health facilities will be equipped with medical supplies or constructed or rehabilitated
1 mechanism for the referral of asylum-seekers will be established
2018 year-end results
100% of primary school-aged Sahrawi children had access to education, with 38,512 children enrolled in school 
100% of Sahrawi refugees had access to primary health care 
10% increase in access to secondary healthcare 
108 cases were submitted for resettlement
100 reinforced concrete water tanks and 46 plastic reservoirs distributed among the Tindouf camps

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

3%
Increase in
2018
2018 103,276
2017 100,614
2016 99,949

 

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Algeria

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Working environment

The operational context for UNHCR in Algeria is characterized by limited access at border areas and in large parts of the country where asylum-seekers and refugees first arrive. In the absence of national asylum legislation, there are no identification/referral mechanisms and very limited reception centres or facilities for asylum-seekers and refugees arriving to Algeria. Nevertheless, refugees and asylum-seekers in urban areas have access to public education and health care in Algeria.
 
The Government of Algeria has provided long-standing support to refugees from Western Sahara and has invested in improving the living conditions in the refugee camps near Tindouf, through allocation of land and infrastructure improvements. Refugees also have access to secondary education and auxiliary health care services.
 
UNHCR’s direct counterparts for matters relating to refugees are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Algerian Office for Refugees and Stateless Persons within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the framework of the UNCT, UNHCR collaborates with other UN agencies supporting the Sahrawi refugee programme in Tindouf, including WFP for food assistance and UNICEF for health and education and youth activities.
 

Key priorities

For refugees and asylum-seekers in urban areas, UNHCR’s main priorities will be to continue engaging with the State for responsibility over refugee protection and advocating for improved protection space in urban areas. UNHCR will continue to monitor and advocate against arrest and refoulement, while new registrations for people of concern will be ongoing. Regarding refugees from Western Sahara, UNHCR will continue addressing the life-saving needs of the Sahrawi refugees and aim to provide more comprehensive humanitarian assistance in coordination with other humanitarian partners.   
 
For refugees and asylum-seekers in urban areas, UNHCR will focus on:
  • Improving access to territory and reducing risk of refoulement by continuing to advocate for the adoption of the refugee law and building the capacity of the national asylum system.
  • Strengthening services for persons living with specific needs by advocating for better access of refugees and asylum-seekers in urban areas to national services, such as child protection services, services for SGBV survivors and for persons living with disabilities.
 
For refugees from Western Sahara, UNHCR will focus on:
  • Guaranteeing continued operation of the existing water system in the five camps through infrastructure improvements, system management and community engagement.
  • Improving health and nutrition outcomes among the population through providing medical staff incentives and rehabilitating facilities to enhance healthcare provision, and through providing nutrition supplements and community-based management.
  • Improving the quality of and access to education by providing adequate student and teaching materials. Students will also be supported with scholarships to Algeria universities.
  • Enhancing livelihoods by developing camp networks and the entrepreneurial environment, facilitating the expansion of existing businesses and establishment of youth businesses, and supporting vocational training.
Latest contributions
  • 03-DEC-2019
    United States of America

    private donors

    $55,000
  • 02-DEC-2019
    Italy
    $5,637,475
  • European Union
    $5,500,551
  • 30-NOV-2019
    Malaysia

    private donors

    $192,585
  • Switzerland

    private donors

    $163,580
  • China

    private donors

    $941,588
  • Canada

    private donors

    $826,063
  • Netherlands

    private donors

    $179,168
  • Thailand

    private donors

    $579,403
  • Republic of Korea

    private donors

    $4,008,692
  • Italy

    private donors

    $1,771,974
  • France

    private donors

    $114,094
  • Mexico

    private donors

    $77,706
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $417,451
  • Philippines

    private donors

    $161,644
  • United Arab Emirates

    private donors

    $126,845
  • 29-NOV-2019
    Switzerland
    $1,008,064
  • Denmark
    $143,307
  • Germany
    $4,444,445
  • Brazil

    private donors

    $201,518