Operation: Opération: India



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Key Figures

2018 planning figures
10,000 refugees and asylum-seekers will be trained on SGBV prevention and response
4,790 refugees and asylum-seekers will receive self-reliance and livelihoods support
4,200 people with specific needs will receive cash grants
1,600 refugees and asylum-seekers will be enrolled in accelerated learning programmes
2016 end-year results
95% of unaccompanied and separated children in Delhi benefited from best interest procedures
41% of refugee community leaders were women
3,100 individuals received livelihoods support
1,500 refugees and asylum-seekers, mainly in Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad, received UNHCR’s legal advice and counselling 
300 individuals had their cases submitted for resettlement
43 events were organized to enhance peaceful co-existence with host communities, benefiting 730 PoCs and host community members

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Decrease in
2016 207,070
2015 207,861
2014 205,012


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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Operational environment

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.

Key priorities

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.