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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
Although India is not party to the 1951 Convention, India participated in the Global Summit and was part of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in 2016. India’s overall protection environment is expected to be conducive for the majority of refugees and asylum-seekers, while the national protection framework will remain informal. The government’s new policies requiring identity documents for accessing public services may have a negative impact on refugees’ access to education, health and financial services. However, more refugees in Delhi and in some locations outside Delhi are expected to regularise their stay with long term visas (LTV) which will improve their protection situation and livelihood opportunities. In 2018, India is expected to continue to receive and host refugees, both from neighboring countries and further afield. Refugees will reside in areas throughout India, with an increasing number seeking residence outside of New Delhi.
India continues to provide refugees access to public services, including health and education.
UNHCR, together with its partners and civil society, provides a range of services to support refugees and asylum-seekers in health, education, legal counseling, vocational skills and livelihoods. UNHCR works with several NGOs and is a member of the United Nations Country Team and participates in the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework for 2017-2021.
In 2018, UNHCR will continue to focus on protection through registration, refugee status determination, documentation and securing and protecting the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. UNHCR will prioritize community-based approaches that contribute to building self-reliance.