Operation: Opération: India



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Key Figures

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 Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2018 207,848
2017 207,665
2016 207,070


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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Operational environment

While 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.

Key priorities

In 2019, UNHCR will continue to work with the UN Country Team to ensure inclusion of refugee issues in the UN Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-22. As part of this process and with individual UN agencies, UNHCR will identify key areas of joint advocacy and programming wherever possible, to ensure inclusion of refugees into existing national systems. UNHCR will explore new opportunities for collaboration and coordination with national actors including authorities, NGOs, academics, lawyers, parliamentarians, and media to consolidate support for refugees and create a platform to influence public opinion and policy in favour of refugees. 

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    European Union
  • Switzerland

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  • 12-SEP-2019
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • 11-SEP-2019
    Republic of Korea
  • 10-SEP-2019
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Canada
  • 02-SEP-2019
    European Union
  • 31-AUG-2019

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