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|2019 planning figures|
|4,500||women will receive sanitary materials|
|1,600||people of concern receive multi-purpose cash grants|
|1,300||children enrolled in accelerated learning programmes|
|200||people of concern provided with entrepreneurship/ skills training|
|2017 year-end results|
|95%||of unaccompanied and separated children have had a Best Interest Determination or Assessment initiated or completed|
|30,300||people were registered using biometrics|
|3,300||people with specific needs received cash grants|
|1,500||Sri Lankan refugees were facilitated a safe return|
|230||campaigns to promote peaceful co-existence with the local community were conducted|
People of Concern
Operational environmentWhile India has been a generous host to refugees for many years, particularly to Sri Lankans who continue to reside in Tamil Nadu, the past two years have been marked by a shrinking of the traditional protection space offered to urban refugees. In 2019, the opportunities for engaging the government on matters pertaining to refugee protection remain limited. Nevertheless, UNHCR continues to engage key government counterparts and collaborate closely with the full range of stakeholders, including newly identified partners.
In 2019, India will be hosting around 41,000 mandate refugees and asylum seekers registered with UNHCR. Rohingya and Afghan refugees will constitute the largest refugee caseload under UNHCR’s mandate, with a smaller number from the Middle East and Africa mostly residing in urban areas.